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Page One 

Georgia Forestry' 


Forest Fires 

Fire Protection 

Costly To All 

(From the Rone Hews- Tribune) 

The fall season is always a dan- 
gerous period for forest fires, and 
the continued dry weather creates a 
greater hazard this year. The Geor- 
gia Forestry Commission has urged 
extra precaution during the next 
few days, as the extended dry peri- 
od and high winds increase tne lik- 
lihood of small fires spreading. 

In the 77 counties with organ- 
ized fire protection, county forest 
rangers and their crews work round- 
the-clock to quickly detect, locate 
and extinguish fires and reduce the 
loss in acreage. 

The Forestry Commission has is- 
sued a direct appeal for public co- 
operation to prevent costly fires, 
which can quickly destroy thousands 
of acres of valuable timber, and 
kill off young trees that will te 
so badly needed in the future. 

Carelessness is still the chief 
cause of forest fires. Nine out of 
10 forest blazes are caused by care- 
lessness. Hunters and campers 
should make certain their fires are 
out before leaving the woods. The 
dropping of cigarets and matches 
from a speeding car can often re- 
sult in a costly fire. Careless 
handling of brush fires is also 
dangerous, as is the practice of 
burning off new ground without 
first plowing fire breaks around 
the area. 

All Georgia suffers when fires 
sweep our woodlands. Precaution in 
preventing fires will beneft 
entire state. Our fo res^ffs^^V^ 
represent one of our gre^jg^i: re- ' 
sources, and it behooves us al 1 to 
cooperate in pre ven t in. g Lwa_sL.eU I 
through woodland fires. 1 

(From the Walker County Messenger) 

The heavy frosts the past day an 
are causing the leaves to fall anfj 
make the setting for destructiv 
fires in our wooded areas. 

Every precaution should be tak 
against setting the woods on fire 
It. is a waste that care and cauti 
can prevent. A lighted match thro 
down after lighting a cigarette o 
pipeorcigar, starts a conflagratio 
that, before it can be checked, doe 
damage that cannot be repaired, o 
if repaired it takes years. Th 
loss is heavy and the future pays 

and timberland this winter ; 
spring to kill the boll weevil, 
loss by fire is far greater than 
loss by the boll weevil, and befoi 
that is done the farmer who is pla 
ning such a procedure should thii 
a long time before he does it, a: 
count the cost to himself and 
community in which he lives. 

If every person will get fin 
conscious and play the part of 
constructive ci tizen in this mattei 
there will be no devastating fores 
fires, and a tremendous waste c 
resources, of money and maybe liv< 
will be saved. 

So, let us all be careful aboi 
fires in our woods and fields. 

Georgia Forestry 

Vol. 3 

JANUARY, r950 

Mo. 1 


A monthly bulletin published by tfr 

Georgia Forestry Commission, 4 3 

tate Capitol, Atlanta. Fntered a 

ond- class matter at the Pos 

ce, Atlanta. Ga. , under the ac 

of August 24, 1912. Member, Ceorg 



.OF GE0R®t 

January, 1950 Page Two 

Commission Activities Expanded 
Greatly During Past Six Months 

During the past six months, 
(State forestry inGeorgia has expand- 
ed more than in any similar period 
on record. In fact, the great ex- 
pansion in fire protection activi- 
ties of the Georgia Forestry Gommis- 
|sion since July 1, 1949 has roughly 
equalled the expansion during the 
^previous ten years. 

ei Prior to the start of the present 
fiscal year on July 1, there were 
tynly 41 counties and 8 *A million 
"lcres under organized fire protec- 
tion. Today--just sixmonths later-- 
^9 counties have organized forest 
'protection units covering 13 1/2 
Million acres. 

Organization of the new Forest 
protection Units has been a tremen- 
dous job. Cualified County Forest 
rangers had to be employed to head 
?ach of the county units. Special 
.chools were held during the summer 
:o train all newly- employed Fangers 
in the techniques of fire prevention 
Ji'ind fire suppression. Rangers learn- 
ed first-hand howtouse the various 
Vehicles, plows, power pumps and 
>ther mobile equipment employed in 
n |fire fighting. 

A total of 84 vehicles have been 

purchased and equipped with tanks, 

lumps, radios and hand tools. Vany 

>f the vehicles have been fitted 

/ith plows for making suppression 

>lowing and making pre-suppression 

>r "ire breaks. Vehicles have been 

equipped andout fitted at the Georgia 

o'orestry Commission workshops at 

/e .faycross. 

Sixty-six steel forest fire look- 

»ut towers are being erected through- 

>ut the State. The individual 

»unty units completed construction 

)f all foundations in the early 

fall. The nationwide steel strike 

►ccasioned an unavoidable and very 

regrettable delay in erection of the 

towers. Since the end of the strike 

1 fvery possible move has been made 

o expedite fabrication and delivery 

th»f the tower material with a \iew to 

placing all towers in operation dur- 

alng the first part of 1950. 


Georgia is assuming the lead 
mong Southern states in the number 
>f seedlings produced in state 
nirseries. Indications are that a 

record total of 40 million seedlings 
will be shipped to landowners during 
the current planting season, and 
this will establish a new, all-time 
high for the State. 

The scope and quality of manage- 
ment and marketing services to land- 
owners is increasing. Farm foresters 
are now providing management and 
marketing assistance in the first, 
fourth, seventh, ninth and tenth 
districts. These farm foresters are 
qualified, experienced, technical 
foresters whomark timber stands for 
cutting and advise forest owners on 
woodland management. More requests 
for assistance have been handled 
during the calendar year just closed 
than during any other similar period. 

The educational and informational 
work of the Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission has been broadened as rapidly 
as the extremely limited funds and 
personnel have allowed. The entire 
fire prevention program--a most 
vital phase of the forest fire pro- 
tection work--has been largely one 
of public education. 

Comprehensive, sustained educa- 
tional programs are conducted in 
protected counties by the Pangers 
and District Foresters. 

All available means- - including 
press, radio, movies, public speak- 
ing, personal contacts and appear- 
ances, publishing of material and 
distribution of miscellaneous lit- 
erature, demonstrations and ex- 
hibits—have been employed in reach- 
ing the landowners and citizens of 
the county. The fine support and 
excellant cooperation of the press 
and radio and other organizations 
and cooperating agencies throughout 
the State has been increasingly 
grati fying. 

Substantially increased State 
appropriations are absolutely es- 
sential to the continuation of the 
past progress in State forestry, to 
the maintaining of the present scale 
of operations, and to an expansion 
of fire protection to the extent 
the value of Georgia's great forest 
resource demands. An Immediate 
appropriation is required for use 
during_thenext six months*. To ex- 
tend protection during next fiscal 
year, will require a greatly in- 
creased yearly appropriation. 

Page* Three 

Georgia Forestry 

Walker County Begins Protection; 
Ranger and Forestry Board Named 

The Walker County Forest Pro- 
tection Unit began operation January 
1, bringing 180,000 *pore acres of 
Georgia timberland under protection. 
Seventy-one percent of the total 
land area of Walker County is in 
forest. The woodland acreage totals 
202,711, with 182,321 acres being 
in private and state ownership. 

Ralph C. McCurdy, Sr. , of Lafay- 
ette, has been appointed Forest 
Ranger for Walker County and as 
such will head the Forest Protec- 
tion Unit. Mr. McCurdy graduated 
from Lafayette High School and at- 
tended Young Harris College two 
years. Fis past experience includes 
twelve years farming, four years 
as a *il Conservation Service Aide, 
and three years as a salesman and 

At present, the Walker County 
Unit is equipped with a quarter- ton 
jeep and a pickup. The small jeep 
carries a power pump and suppression 
plow. The pickup carries tanks and 
a power pump. Foth vehicles are 
outfitted with hand pumps, fire 
rakes, fire flaps and other hand 
f ire- f i ghting equipment. Plans 

call for early installation of two 
way FM radios, in all vehicles anc 
towers of the Walker Unit. 

The services ot the forest pro 
tection unit are available to al 
landowners of Walker County. Th 
unit works on a 7 -day a week, 24 
hour-a-day schedule and will answe 
fire calls in any area of the county 

The Walker County Forestry Boar 
has been appointed and has begun t 
function in an advisory capacity i 
the operation of the County Fores 
Protection Unit. Members of th 
Board, with their terms of appoint 
ment are: Burl Hall, Chickamauga| 
one year; Raymond Kixon, Chick amaug 
2 years; Frank Shaw, Kensington, 
years; J. C. Keown, Lafayette, 
years; H. A. Davison, Lafayette, 
years. Each of the members of th 
Forestry Foard is a forest ownel 
and permanent resident of thecountl 

Two forest fire lookout tower| 
will be erected in the county i| 
the near future. The 60- foot steel 
towers will be located on High Poirl 
and on Gulf Mountain. Foundation! 
for the towers have already beei 
constructed. The towers will t| 

manned throughout the fire seasor 
and when used in conjunction wit 
towers of the Forest Service, wi 1 

give complete coverage o f the count 

and greatly facilitate detection o 

woods fires. 

^Ite Gotten* 

Forest fires don't always stc 
at the woods edge. This was one 
three farm bui ldings--inc luding 
farm hone — destroyed by an intens 
wind-driven woods fire in^ an_ unj> 
tec ted county. 


Hundreds of acres of woodlar, 
were destroyed. Organized fire pr<, 
tection could have prevented the* 
great losses.. If this county ht 
been under organized pro tec tioi 
the forest Protection unit cou 
have confined the fire to a sma 
area and averted destruction of t 
home and farm bui Idings. 

January, 1950 

Page Four 

QeoAfia fyateiteAA, 

JaMe Pant 9n 
Society Meeting 

Several Georgia foresters will 
:ake part in panel discussions dur- 
ing the 1^50 meeting of the South- 
eastern Section, Society of American 
foresters, to be held in Montgomery, 
'Alabama, January 27-28 

'Foresters in Action', is the 
rogram theme of the meeting, which 
r Hll attract more than 300 experi- 
enced foresters fromGeorgia, Flori- 
da and Alabama. 

S J James Spiers, Central of Georgia 
Railroad, Savannah will participate 
tn a panel on 'The Education of a 
aiorester* , at the first morning 
a ess ion on January 28. 

Included in the discussion groups 
n the 'Duties and Activities of a 
orester' at the second morning 
ession January 28, are Clarence 
ietterich, Managing Director, 
oUthern Plywood Manufacturers 
ssociation, Atlanta^and Oscar G. 
iiraczewitz, Division Manager, South- 

( Continued on Page 10) 




Mr. Hunter — the game you seek 
depends on these woods for food — 
why burn it up! 

Publications Aid 
Forest Owners 

Cooperators in the naval stores 
conservation program can obtain 
the information they need by con- 
sulting the f four-page leaflet, 
' 1950 Naval Stores Conservation 
Program Bulletin' . The bulletin 
gives the provisions and conditions 
under which payments will be macfe 
for participation in the conserva- 
tion program. Copies of the leaf- 
let, NSCP 1401, can be obtained 
from the U. S. Forest Service, De- 
partment of Agriculture, Washington, 
D. C. 

A simplified, inexpensive method 
of treating fence posts is described 
in Circular 161 of the Georgia 
Experiment Station. The publication, 
enti t led' "Fence Post Preservation 
by the Cold- Soak Method" .reports 
the results of studies at the station 
to determine the effectiveness of 
treatment by soaking the posts in 
vats of unheated creosote, penta- 
chlorophenol and copper napthenate. 
Farmers and landowners can obtain 
the circular free upon request to 
the Station. 

Results of the studies show that 
from 24 to 48 hours are required to 
treat posts by the cold-soak method. 
The chief disadvantage of the cold- 
soak method is the lack of control 
over the absorption of preservative, 
with approximately six pounds of 
preservative per cubic foot of wood 
being required to effectively treat 

'Marketing Farm Timber in Monroe 
County, Georgia', a recent publi- 
cation of the Southeastern Forest 
Experiment Station, U. S. Forest 
Service, provides valuable market- 
ing tips for forest owners in Mon- 
roe County and surrounding Piednont 
areas of Georgia. The pamphlet out- 
lines the methods and problems of 
selling farm timber and analyzes 
the marketing procedures in Monroe 
county, which was carefully chosen 
«s being typical of the extensive 
" concentration yard belt." 

The booklet, Station Paper No. 
3^can be obtained from the South- 
eastern Forest Experiment Station, 
Ashville, N. C. 

Page Five 

Georgia Forestry 

Joint Fire Prevention Program 
Begins In Walker and Catoosa 

An intensive, concerted educa- 
tional program in forest fire pre- 
vention and fire protection has be- 
gun in Walker and Catoosa Counties 
under the joint sponsorship of the 
Georgia Forestry Commission and the 
Tennessee Valley Authority; Of- 
ficially designated as the 'Joint 
Project for Fire Control', the cam- 
paign will demonstrate to all the 
people of these two counties the 
need for, and the substantial bene- 
fits of, organized fire protection. 

Organized fire protection will 
be shown to be a sound investment, 
not merely an expense. The start 
of the educational campaign will 
coincide with the beginning of or- 
ganized fire protection in Walker 
County and the start of operations 
by the Forest Protection Unit. 

Mr. O. C. Purtz, Educational 
Forester of the Georgia Forestry 
Commission, will be in charge of 
the educational program. Purtz was 
recently promoted from his position 
as Assistant District Forester at 
Americus, where he has served since 
his graduation from the School of 
Forestry, University of Georgia. 
Purtz has established residence and 
headquarters in LaFayette. 

"SmilU' jack" AM 
Protection #o*ce4 

Firebugs and timber thieves be- 
ware! ! ! 

The forces for forest fire pro- 
tection and law enforcement have 
been immeasureabljr bolstered by the 
addition of 'anil in' Jack', the syn- 
dicated comic strip creation of fly- 
ing enthusiast Zack Mozley. In a 
sequence beginning during December, 
Smilin' Jack became a 'flying For- 
est Ranger' and is now hot on the 
trail of firebugs and timber thieves. 

The current run of the comic has 
carried some valuable lessons in 
fire protection, and in using this 
theme in his strip, Cartoonist 
Mozley has carried the doctrine of 
fire prevention to many people. 

Objective of the campaign will 
be to establish and maintain ade- 
quate, organized fire protection 
and fire prevention inWalker Count?! 
and to extend organized protection 
to Catoosa County. The protectioi 
and prevention problems will hi 
studied and analyzed. The compre-, 
hensive work plan for the campaign 
calls for the use of all available 
means of reaching the public aril 
enlisting the cooperation and ac-| 
tive support of all persons. Th«l 
campaign will serve to test thJ 
progress and achievement in firtl 
prevention, fire protection and rej 
duce fire loss that can be realize*] 
through a well-directed, intensive! 
sustained educational program. 'I 

Cooperation and support on thJ 
part of all citizens and lando\*nen 
- a factor vital and essential t«i 
the success of the fire preventioj 
program- will be solicited througj 
key persons and organizations. lni 
people will be shown the substanl 
tial contribution the woodlandj 
make to their economic welfare! 
The present value of the woodlandl 
will be contrasted with the potenl 
tially much greater value of thl 
protected forests. 

"lite GaleHda* 

January 17 - Annual Meeting) 
Southeastern Lumberman' s Club, Piecj 
mont w tel, Atlanta. 

January 27-28 Annual Meeting! 
Southeastern Section, Society*! 
American Foresters, F'otel Whitlejjl 
Montgomery, Alabama. 

February 15 . Annual Meeting, Soi<! 
thern Pulpwood Conservation Asso< 
iation, Piltmore Hotel, Atlanta. 

February 17-18 Southern Forest J 
Conference andAnnual Meeting, Fo red 
Farmers Association Cooperative! 
George Washington Hotel, Jack so™ 
ville, Florida. 

January, 1950 

Page Six 

Cvand Jtead* S/W Farm Forestry 

Charles F. Evans, of Atlanta, 
Assistant Regional Forester, South- 
ern Region, U. S. Forest Service, 
is the new President of the Society 
of American Foresters. Evans was 
recently chosen to succeed Clyde S. 
Martin as head of the professional 

^forestry organization of more than 

^6,000 members. 

Evans joined the U. S. Forest 
Service in 1912, and for the past 
twenty-two years hehas been located 
in the Southern Region. He is now 
in charge of state and private 
forestry activities of the Forest 
Service in this area. 

iW Potliot' Qeted 

Dr. George Pinckney Shingler, 
the 'Pine Patriot', was recently 
ft honored by the Gum Procedsors Asso- 
ciation at a rreeting in Waycross. 
f Dr. Shingler has recently retir- 
\ ed as head of the Naval Stores Sta- 
tion of the Eureau of Agriculture 
and Industrial Chemistry, U.S. D. A. 
A top- rung leader in his field, Dr. 
Shingler is responsible for the 
development of the widely-used 
steam distilling procedures for 

?rocessing gum, the method used by 
he government for gum cleaning, 
the rock-salt method of dehydra- 
tion, and the expansion of markets 
for gum rosin, turpentine and their 

The meeting was a testimonial of 
admiration, respect and affection 
for his accomplishments, character 
and personality as a worthy citi- 
zen of the South, as scientist and 
teacher, as a well-loved fellow 
worker, and as a great. and good 
friend of the gum naval stores ind- 
ustry, which holds him in high es- 
teem for the energy and devotion he 
|l has shown in working ever foiv its 
: greater progress and prosperity'* 
These sentiments were incorpo rent- 
ed in a resolution read by John S. 
Laws, of Douglas, Association Sec- 
retary, and A. T. Pussey, Associa- 
tion President, presented Dr. 
Shingler with a handsome silver 
platter on behalf of the group. 

Session Conducted 

Naval stores, fire protection, 
farm woodlot management and mar- 
keting of forest products featured 
the Farm forestry short course held 
December 13 at the Abraham Faldwin 
Agricultural College, Tifton. Ap- 
proximately 200 landowners, voca- 
tional agricultural students, and 
foresters were in attendance. T.M. 
Cordell, Dean of the College, di- 
rected the program, and President 
Donaldson welcomed the group at- 
tending the course. 

Don J. Weddell, Dean, School of 
Forestry, University of Georgia, 
opened the morning session with a 
discussion of Management of Farm 
Woodlots in a General Type of Farm- 
ing. R. E. Davis, Information and 
Education Chief, Georgia Forestry 
Commission, spoke on the State Fire 
Protection Program and How It Will 
Fenefit the Snail Landowner. A. P. 
Shirley, ATFA secretary and manager 
of the naval stores loan program, 
spoke on The Naval Stores Program 
Fest Suited for the Small Landowner. 

The afternoon session was devoted 
to naval stores, marketing discus- 
sions, and planting and thinning 
demonstrations. A. R. Shirley gave 
a further discussion of the naval 
stores program and was assisted by 
Ed Powers and C. F. Dukes in Demon- 
strating the use of the latest tools 
and the use of acids. 

A panel discussion on marketing 
was led by Dean Cordell with Varley 
Langdale, Jr., Valdosta, covering 
poles, piling and crossties, Pruce 
MacCregor, Southern Pine Associa- 
tion, Macon, on sawlogs, T. A. 
Liefeld, Consultant Forester, Thorn 
asville, softwoods and hardwoods, 
and K. J. Doyle, Area Forester, 
Southern Pulpwood Conservation As- 
sociation, covering pulpwood. 

Ii>rsey Dyer, Agricultural Fxten- 
sion Forester, discussed and demon- 
strated both hand andmachine plant- 
ing of seedlings. Archie E. Pat- 
terson, Associate Professor of 
Forestry, University of Georgia, 
gave a thinning demonstration and 
showed comparisons between thinned 
and unthinned areas. 

Page Seven 

Georgia Forestry 

RaHfeto Rortndnp. 

James Wynens, Jasper County 
Ranger, recently received thewritten 
praises of a landowner for the work 
Seing done by the unit. The land- 
owner said, in part, "I want to ex- 
press my appreciation for the ex- 
cellant work being done by our local 
County Forest Protection service, 

through Mr. James Wynens This 

service helped to save my house, 
farm buildings and timber on Decem- 
ber 2 and 3. " 

Ranger James Carter, Polk County i\ 
and his assistants have just moved A 
into their new headquarters bui Id- 1 
ing on the Cedartown-Rockmart High- 

The new structure includes a 
reception and display room, garage 
space for vehicles, repair facili-j 
ties, and fuel tanks. 



Ranger N. A. Medford, OobbCounty, 
and the members of his unit recently 
made another lifetime friend. A 
hysterical housewife, whose home 
was in the path of an intense, fast- 
moving fire, and apparently doomed 
by the fire, evacuated all her 
furniture hurriedly. A short while 
later the family moved all their 
belongings back into their unscarred 
house. The fire had been stopped. 
Ranger Medford and his assistants 
had quickly and efficiently stopped 
the fire. 

Ranger Lowell Foster, Lamai 
Gounty, gives the landowners in hi: 
county some good advice whenhesayr 
the following precautions shoulc 
always be observed in burning-ofi 

1. Plow an eight-foot firebreal 
around the whole area to be burned jj 

2. Purn after 4 P. M. only. 

3. Purn on damp davs only 

4. Have ample tools, help and 
water available. 

5. Notify the County Forest Range 
before burning. 

f . Never leave the burning fiel 
un tended. 




First you get a kettle and a fire that's hot 

and when everything is ready throw in the pot 
A doctor, a miner, of lawyers a few 

and add one sheep herder and a cowboy or two. 
Next add a surveyor and right after that-- 

a man with good sense and a good diplomat; 
At least one good mason, then give it a stir,-- 

and add to the mess a good carpenter. 
A man who knows trees, and don't leave from the list 

A telephone man arid a fair botanist --- 
The next one that's added must be there it's a cinch. 

It's the man who will stay when it comes to a pinch. 
Add a man that will work, and not stand and roar, 

.Who can do ten thousand things and just a few more 
Then boil it up well and skim off the scum-- 

And a Ranger - you'll find, is the -- 

American Forestry 

January, 1950 

Page Ei 

Farm Forestry Program Underway 

An expanded program of forest 
management assistance, designed for 
the express benefit of the small 
woodland owners of the State, has 
begun as a cooperative project of 
the Georgia Forestry Commission and 
the U. S. Forest Service 

Experienced technical foresters, 
who formerly served as Assistant 
District Foresters, have been de- 
signated as Farm Foresters and as- 
signed to management assistance and 
narketing duties in the first, 
fourth, seventh r ninth anH tenth 
congressional districts. In these 
areas, the farm foresters are avail- 

able to fill requests of small land- 
owners for advice and help in mark- 
ing and proper harvesting of forest 
products. The objective is to pro- 
vide the landowner with a substan- 
tial, sustained income from his 

In rendering management services 
to landowners, farm foresters adhere 
to current Commission policy. 
This policy is intended to make 
possible the giving of assistance 
to the greatest possible number of 

(Continued on Page 10) 

Forestry and 
fire protection 
were featured in 
many fair exhibits 
in protected coun- 
ties during the 
fall. These exhib- 
its are the pro- 
| duct of the Rang- 
ers' initiative , 
industry and re- 
Budget limita- 
tions donot alloio 
County Rangers 
funds for this 
effective phase of 
educational work. 

At right is 
Pictured the dis- 
play Habersham 
Forest Ranger 
Floyd Williams 
used to show the 
People in his 
county the value 
of their wood lands 
and the benefits 
of fire protec- 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

Jaycees Give FFA 
Groups Seedlings 

The Georgia Junior Chamber of 
Commerce is furnishing 1,500,000 
pine seedlings to Future Farmers of 
America for planting. Jaycee clubs 
in 38 Georgia cities are cooperating 
to provide a minimum of 5,000 seed- 
lings toeachof the 286 FFA Chapters 
in the State. The seedlings will be 
furnished from the Georgia Forestry 
Commission nurseries at Davisboro, 
Albany and Flowery Branch. 

(Continued on Page 10) 


Q u*n Bond Qame 

Something new has been added in] 
ttre way of Fowl games. The first! 
annual Gum Turpentine Powl game,! 
sponsored by the Valdosta Chapter! 
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars with! 
the help of the American Turpentine! 
Farmers Association, was held ^ri-J 
day, December 16, in Valdosta. Cook! 
County High School, Adel, Georgia! 
was defeated 19 to 14 by Fernandinal 
High of Fernandina, Florida. 

Future plans call for an annual! 
Turpentine Fowl with prominent un-l 
defeated high school teams competing. I 

By Ed Nofziger 

Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture 

'I'm sorry you can't see him — Joe's busy with a tree-breeding 
experiment, crossing sugar maple with strawberries." 

January, 1950 

Page Ten 


(Continued from. Page 8) 

nail landowners. Large forest 
wners can profitably engage the 
ervices of recognized consultant 

Farm foresters now working under 
\e program, with their assigned 
jadquarters, include: Jim Coad, 
tatesboro; L. L. Lundy, Camilla; 
eorge Lavinder, Newnan; *\alph 
ivis, Pome; Fred P. Amsler, Wash- 


(Continued from Page 9) 

Lee Price of Swainsboro, presi- 
»nt of the Georgia Junior Chamber, 
id Jim Dixon, Dublin, chairman of' 
le Jaycees state agricultural com- 
.ttee, are in charge of the program 
lich is in line with the national 
lycees conservation project for the 

The Jaycees' purpose is to en- 
>urage Future Farmers to reforest 
ire acres and educate the FFA mem- 

rs in the need for reforestation 
id good forest management. T. C. 
liters, state supervisor of voca- 

onal education, approves the plan 
i of great educational value in en- 
ding the F*"A members to learn by 
>ing while planting the seedlings 
i their farms. 



What do we plant 

when we plant the trees? 
We plant the ship 

which will cross the sea, 
We plant the mast 

to carry the sails, 
We plant the planks 

to withstand the gales- - 
The keel, the keelson, 

the beam and knee-- 
We plant the ship 

when we plant the tree. 

What do we plant 

when we plant the tree? 
We plant the houses 

for you and me. 
We plant the rafters, 

the shingles, the floors, 
We plant the studding, 

the lath, the doors, 
The beams and siding, 

all parts that be, 
We plant the house 

when we plant the tree. 

What do we plant 

when we plant the tree? 
A thousand things 

that we daily see. 
We plant the spire 

that out- towers the crag, 
We plant the staff- 

for our country's flag, 
We plant the shade 

from the hot sun free: 
We plant all these 

when we plant the tree. 

--Py Henry Abbey 

(Continued from Page 1) 

rn Kraft Timberland Corporation, 

Members of the panel on 'The 
thics of the Forestry Profession', 
cheduled for discussion at the 
fternoon session January 28, in- 
lude: C. F. Evans, Assistant Peg - 
onal Forester, U. S. F. S. , Atlanta, 
ho will serve as moderator; Ted 
iefeld, Consulting Forester, 
"lomasville; P. F. Grant, University 
f Georgia School of Forestry, 
thens; Floyd Cossi tt, U. S. F. S. . 

The two-day meeting will behigh- 
ighted by the three panel discus- 
Ions, a banquet and a social hour, 
i splays will be presented by lead- 
ig manufacturers of forestry equip- 

AeuA Aaf Plant 

St. Mary's Kraft Corporation ex- 
pects to place their bag unit in 
operation early in 1950. The mill 
will convert heavy kraft paper into 
bags for industrial use. The unit 
will greatly increase employment in 
forest products industries inCamden 

Do you know your forest fire pre- 
vention A. P. C's? They are: 













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Georgia Forestry' 


Timber Is 
'Farmer Insurance' 

(From the Cordele Dispatch) 

Law Enforcemen 
And Woods Firei 

Timber stands can be a combina- 
tion 'Savings account" and "insur- 
ance policy" for farmers in Georgia 
and other Southern States, according 
to the Farm Bulletin issued by the 
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. 
This also can apply to some town 
folks as well. 

Planned planting of timber 
mostly pines, has become quite com- 
mon in this region, and with the 
rapid development of pulp and paper 
container mills in the South a long- 
range market virtually is assured. 

Much land that is too poor for 
the average farm crop can be turned 
profitably to the production of 

These sturdy trees grow almost 
anywhere in South Georgia- -for that 
matter, anywhere throughout the 
South and with their unusually long 
tap roots can get along on aminimum 
of water. 

Numbers of non- farmers, with a 
little money to invest, can find it 
profitable to invest in land for 
the growing of pines. 

Proves Value 

(From the Hahira Gold Leaf) 

Lowndes County' s loss from forest 
fires this month will amount to a 
very sizeable sum but it would be 
hard to estimate that loss were there 
no forest f i reprotection facilities 
available. County Forester King and 
his group of men have been busy day 
and night patroling and fighting. 

(From the Atlanta Constitution) 

After years of education, mos I 
people realize the value of timber I 
lands and are careful about firel 
Put a few still insist it is thei I 
inalienable right to "burn off trul 
woods" whenever they see fit. Georl 
gia law recognizes this right, bu I 
requires that adjoining property! 
owners be given 24 hours' notice o 
intention to do so. That is onlyl 
proper recognition of the rights ol 

We are gratified that GeorgiJ 
forest rangers are going about th«| 
job of enforcing that law. Three 
men were arrested in Twiggs Count]] 
not long ago for violating it. 

An arrest for setting fire tcl 
the woods is an occurrence so rare 
we think it ought to be brought tc 
general public notice. And the] 
rangers, District Forester J. E.l 
Phillips and Chief Fire Warden E.j 
H. Terry, are to be commended, als<| 
Twiggs. Sheriff Earl Fambrick, whc| 
gave his assistance. 

Georgia Forestry 

Vol. 3 

rTEFHUAFY, 1950 

No. 'A 

A monthly bulletin published by thej 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 4 3fj 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Fntered as] 
second-class matter at the Post! 
Office, Atlanta. Ga. , under the act! 
of August 24, 1912. Member, Georgia] 
Press Association, 

February, 1950 

Page Two 

/%e*tte*H6etr Only you can 


P ic tu red above is the basic design of the 1950 
Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention Campaign'. The 
new slogan, "OUR MOST SHAMEFUL WASTE* , is tied to 
that of preceding campai gns, "REMEMBER, ONLY YOU 
CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES'. The new campaign 
theme carries great emo t ional appeal and graphi- 
cally illustrates that woods fires are truly 
"Our Most Shameful Waste". 

Page- Three 

Georgia Forestry 

Program Set for Pulpwood 
Conservation Association Meeting 

Foresters of public and private 
agencies, representatives of south- 
ern pulpmills, and independant sup- 
pliers of pulpwood will make up the 
gathering of more than 20 n expected 
to attend the 1950 annual meeting 
of the Southern Pulpwood Conserva- 
tion Association to be held at the 
Piltmore '-Jotel, Atlanta, February 
15, according to announcement by 
r'enry J. Malsberger, General Manager 
of the Association. 

The Association's President, E. 
J. Gaynor, 3rd, Vice-President and 
General Manager of Prunswick Pulp 
and Paper Company, will open the 
morning session with an address of 
welcome and a summary of the Assoc- 
iation's activities. 

Malsberger will make his yearly 
report to the group, and there will 
be a showing of the movie, 'Firth 
o'"f a Southern Pine' , the fourth 
forestry educational film produced 
by the Association. W. K. Feichler, 
State Forester of Korth Carolina, 
will discuss the organization of 
state forestry in his state. William 
Duerr, Chief of the Division of For- 
est Economics, Southern Forest Ex- 
periment Station, will speak on 
'Guides toProfi table Forest Manage- 
ment' . M. N. Taylor, Executive 
Director of Trees for Tomorrow, 
Inc., a pulpwood industry- sponsored 
conservation program, will discuss 
operations of the program among 
small landowners. 

W. J. Parker, Forest Extension 
Leader, South Carolina Extension 
Service, will open the afternoon 
session by outlining the manner in 
which his organization conducts 
effective forestry work among small 
landowners. A. W. Pitts, of Pitts- 
view, Alabama, an independant pulp- 
wood supplier, will serve as spokes- 
man for the private businessmen who 
supplied the Southern pulpwood in- 
dustry with approximately 11-1/4 
million cords of pulpwood during 
1949. Pitts will discuss proven 
methods of operating successful 
conservation programs in his area. 

This will De followed by a dis- 
cussion of the Association's activ- 

ities in the four areas of the ter- 
ritory. Appearing on this part o: 
the program will be the following 
Directors who serve as chairmen o 
their areas: Albert Ernest, Georgia 
J. E. McCaffrey, South Carolina; K 
S. Trowbridge, North Carolina; an 
R. W. Wortham, Jr., Texas. Follow 
ing this discussion there will be i 
closed business session for Assoc 
iation members. 

President Gayner will serve an 
Master of Ceremonies at the banque 
and evening session. J. H. Stone 
Regional Forester, Southern Region 
U. S. Forest Service, will be th'j 
dinner speaker and will give an ilj 
lustrated lecture covering his at! 
tendance at the Third World Fori 
estry Congress held recently ai 
Helsinki, Finland. 

*7/te Goaeto 

Georgia's Tree Farm System Grows 
W. A. Smith, right, Georgia'] 
newest Tree Farmer, is congratulan 
ed by H. L. Crisp, State Distridl 
Forester. Smith was awarded hti\ 
Tree Farm certi ficate and sign m 
ceremonies held recently in connei\ 
tion with a planting demonstration 

Smith is one of four partners i\ 
the Talbrion Tree Farm, a2,300-acA 
forest farm where the owners prac|j 
tice good fire protection, goo\\ 
woodlanl management with seiecrivl 
cutting and improvement thinnings\\ 
and good reproduction of the fores] 
crop through natural reseeding o\ 
through planting. 

Establishment of the Talbriol 
Tree Farm brings to 29 the tota>\ 
number of Georgia Tree Farms, wit'l 
a combined total of approximately 
340,000 acres. 

February, 1950 

Page Four 

Forestry Conference Has 

SaatAe&t Ptaifi&uty. rf-nam QiauUn*^ *Jtee& 


As Theme 

The Southern Forestry Conference 
pi 1950, to be held in Jacksonville, 
Florida, February l^-lP, has as its 
'theme" Southern Prosperity from 
Growing Trees". 

The program of the rrid-century 
B neeting will serve to show that 
during the forthcoming 50 years 
prosperity will result from increas- 
ing the productivity, applying bet- 
ter cutting practices and more ef- 
fectively using the trees of the 
southern forests. 

Marcel LeLoup, director of the 

ores try work of the Food and Agri- 
cultural Organization of the United 
Nations, will deliver the keynote 
iddress at the opening session on 
7 riday morning. Presiding will be 
V. M. Oettmeir, President of the 

orest Farmers' Association, which 
sponsors the Conference. Also on 
:he morning program are A. F. 
Vackerman, Duke University, who 
vill speak on utilization of trees, 
ind L. K. Pomeroy, a veteran forest 
>perator, who will discuss the im- 
>ortance of growing trees for sel- 
ected markets. At noon on the 17th 

here will be a luncheon meeting 
/ith Governor Fuller Warren of 
"lorida addressing the gathering on 

he economic importance of forestry 
i:o the southern states. 

The afternoon session will be 
illed with group conferences on 
:he following topics: "Planning 
br Southern Forestry"^.** Forestry 
Conservation Education'"; 'Forestry 
-egislation" ; "Forest Research"; 
•'Forest Insects and Dis-eases"; and 
•Membership Objectives" . Each of 
these discussions will be led by 
:hree or more outstanding men who 
• re authorities in the fields to be 

Senator Frank P. Graham will be 
|:he featured speaker at the annual 
janquet Friday evening. Stanley F. 
lorn, Editor of the Southern Lum- 
>erman, will serve as toastmaster. 

The banquet program also includes 
entertainment and special features. 

Oh Saturday morning, the 18th, 
the Conference will consider the im- 
portant subject of the control of 
undesirable hardwoods in southern 
forests. Speaking on this will be 
I. T. Haig, Director of the South- 
eastern Forest Experiment Station, 
and Dr. P. F. Westbeld, head of the 
Department of Forestry at the Uni- 
versity of Missouri. During the 
remainder of the morning a forum 
will be held on "The Use of Trees 
for Forest Products". R. F. Rey- 
nolds, Director of the Crossett Ex- 
perimental Foredt, will be chairman 
of the forum with the following, 
participating: Lumber, Oswald 
Lightsey, 1st Vice-President of the 
Southern Pine Association; Pulpwood, 
B. E. Allen, Assistant to General 
Manager, Union Pag and Paper Corpo- 
ration; Poles and Pi ling, F. H. 
Vogel, Professor of Forest Utiliza- 
tion, API; Naval Stores, Judge 
Harley Langdale, President, Ameri- 
can Turpentine Farmers' Association; 
Ties, E. W. Jones, President, Rail- 
way Tie Association; Veneer, Don 
Nichols, President, Southern Ply- 
wood and Veneer Association; Chemi- 
cal Utilization, F. V. Doutt, Chief 
Chemist, Shampion Paper and Fiber 
Company; Promoting Wood and Forest 
Products, Justin R. Weddel 1 , Public 
Relations, St. Reg^is Paper Gompany. 
The Conference will close with a 
business session of the Forest Farm- 
ers Association. 

All meetings of the Conference 
are open to the general public, and 
President Oettmeir has extended an 
invitation to be present to all who 
are interested in timber growing, 
forest production and marketing. A 
highly entertaining program has 
been arranged for all the ladies 
attending the Conference. Included 
will be sightseeing tours, a yacht 
trip, an afternoon tea and a lunch- 


Georgia Forestry 

New £UfM an Ike. Qcurte. 0/ JldtUleal 


Littleleaf disease-- the increas- 
ing menace to Georgia's short leaf 
pines--is becoming more and more 
known to the State's foresters and 
to landowners in the Georgia Pied- 
mont. Two recent discoveries have 
shed new light on the cause of the 
disease. These discoveries may ex- 
plain in part the varying severity 
of the disease on differant areas, 
and may even point the way to the 
real cause of littleleaf disease. 
The information has been uncovered 
as the result of a research project 
started 10 years ago by the Division 
of Forest Pathology, U. S. D. A. , 
the University of Georgia in Athens, 
the U. S. Forest Service, and the 
Alabama Polytechnic Institute at 
Auburn, Alabama. 

Researchers at Athens have iso- 
lated a parasitic root fungus from 

Diseased Shortleaf pine, right, 
is suffering from Littleleaf. 
Healthy pine is at left. 

the roots of shortleaf pines suf| 
fering f rom li ttleleaf . The fungus- 
Phytophthora cinnamoni - -has beeij 
found in a large percentage of soi 
samples taken from beneath disease! 
trees. Only five' percent of thl 
soil samples from beneath health! 
trees in healthy stands have show!! 
the fungus. The fungus is a para 
sitic watermold and thrives onll 
under conditions of abundant soil 

Workers at the Alabama Experiment 
Station and researchers of the Divl 
ision of Forest Pathology, U. S. II 
A., have shown that there is 1 
close relationship between the inl 
cidence of littleleaf and soil 
series and subsoil drainage. Man] 
diseased stands are found onpoorlji 
drained soils while few disease! 
trees are noted on areas of well! 
drained subsoils. Littleleaf il 
more frequent and usually more sel 
vere on land that was formerly il 
row crops and has lost much topsoil 
through erosion. 

In Georgia, littleleaf is con-|l 
fined principally to the Piedmont! 
where the normal abundant rainfall 
keeps the poorly-drained soils satuj 
rated for considerable periodsj 
throughout the year. 

Thi s- -together with the fac 
that the newly-isolated fungus is 
parasite that does best under con 
ditions of abundant soil moistur 
and the fact that littleleaf i 
most frequent on poorly-draine 
soi Is --appears to provide a lead t 
discovery of the cause of the dis 
ease. Tests are now underway t 
determine whether littleleaf can t 
induced in healthy stands of short 
leaf by loading the soil with th 
fungus and keeping it wet through 
out the year. These tests--coverir 
probably several years- -may offe 
the final proof of the cause of tr 
di sease. 

This new knowledge of littlele; 
has practical importance to tr 
forester and landowner in aresi 
where the disease is present. Littl< 
leaf will probably be confined t 
its present range and may not t 
serious on the well-drained soil! 
of the Piedmont. 

February, 1950 

Page Six 

Sharp contrast be tine en crown foilage of heavily-diseased Shortleaf 
Pine, right, which is suffering from Littleleaf , and pine at left, 
which is apparently suffering fron very light attack with disease in 
early stages. Mote dying-back of foilage at tips of lower branches on 
tree at left. The larger of these pines in the Georgia Piedmont is 
about 60 years of age, the smaller about HO. 

Page Seven 

Georgia forestry 

Ra*ffeb lloi^tdufx 

The Dougherty County Unit and 
Ranger Turner Farber, Jr., have re- 
ceived the commendations of the 
Dougherty County Farm Bureau. At 
a recent meeting, the Bureau unani- 
mously adopted the following reso- 

"That the Dougherty County Forest 
Protection Uni t be commended for the 
efficient manner in which the Unit 
is being operated; that the farmers 
of Dougherty County feel that the 
Unit is rendering a very valuable 
service to the citizens and economy 
of this County. " 


N. A. Medford, Cobb County For- 
est Ranger, is training Explorer 
Scouts of Post 144, Marietta, for 
emergency duty in fire fighting 
work. The Scouts will not be given 
dangerous jobs, but during times of 
extreme emergency they will relieve 
the unit members o f necessary office 
duties in order that all members of 
the unit may fight fires. Principal 
among the duties of the Explorer 
Scouts, who are boys of Senior 
Scout age, will be communications 
and dispatching work and office 


Curtis Parnes, Dodge County 
Ranger, comes up with the latest 
innovation in the way of forest 
fire lookout posts. Earnes and his 
assistants are using the top of the 
screen at a drive-in theatre. Parnes 
extends his thanks to Mr. Paul Ham- 
brick, theatre owner, for allowing 
use of the structure. 

Range r Tom Bo s ton , Ba r tow Coun t 
speaks well when he writes in h 
column in the Bartow Herald: 

"Our fire protection unit cl 
render its greatest service only J 
all the people are careful at a| 
times and do everything possible I 
prevent wild fires from gettiij 
started. If a fire should brel 
out in your neighborhood or on yol 
property your help will be great! 
appreciated. Let us know you ail 
there and willing to help. We cJ 
furnish the needed equipment ai| 
show you where your help is needu 

■*& *& d& 

EaMle AqaUt" 

His host of friends and acquaiij 
tances throughout the State will 1 
happy to learn that L. C. Hart, Jrl 
Assistant Director of the Georgi 
Forestry Commission in Charge o 
Management, has returned to worj 
following hospitalization as th| 
result of an auto accident on thj 
Atlanta-Athens highway on January f\ 
His injuries, including broken ribsi 
are mending very satisfactorily. 

This all serves to reemphasi2l 
the age-old adage that "You Can'l 
Keep a Good Man Downf " 

'Chunk" has extended his since nj 
thanks to one and all for the marJ 
kind and thoughtful expression! 
which went his way while he was out! 
He also asks for abiding patienci 
on the part of all whose letter! 
have as yet gone unanswered an 
whose other requests have not bee 

February, 1950 

Page Eight 

governor Grants Additional 
Appropriation for Forest Protection 

An emergency appropriation has 
een granted by the Governor to the 
eorgia Forestry Commission for use 
uring the remainder of the present 
iscal year. The additional grant 
If $100, 000 was made for the purpose 
if removing the unavoidable deficit 
hat had arisen in the budget of 
he Commission and to make it pos- 
tble for State forestry in Georgia 
o continue at its present high and 
reatly beneficial level. 

The deficit was occasioned by 
he fact that expenditures of the 
immission have been necessarily 
'id unavoidably substantially in 
<cess of original estimates. Geor- 
ia is currently in the midst of 
he worst forest fire season in 
ijveral years. In fire emergencies, 
Iditional fire fighting personnel 
id equipment have been utilized to 
-event disastrous destruction in 
>me areas. The expenditures for 
ich emergency help have oftentimes 
:ceeded the allowances of the very 
mited budget. In addition, an- 
cipated revenues from nursery 

operations have been greatly lessen- 
ed through reduced seedling produc- 
tion caused by disease and insect 
attacks that were not preventable. 
A third contributing factor was the 
excessive costs of the equipment 
and installations that were required 
to outfit the new county forest 
protection units that began opera- 
tion under the expanded protection 

The increased appropriation 
makes it possible for the County 
Forest Protection Units to continue 
operations at a scale comparable to 
that in the past, and forestalls 
any immediate cutbacks in outlays 
for personnel and equipment. Ex- 
tensive cutbacks and reductions in 
county unit budgets would have been 
unavoidable had not the additional 
appropriation been made by the 
State. The result would have been 
lowered efficiency of the forest 
fire protection organization, de- 
creased management services to 
landowners, and curtailment of 
other activities of the Forestry 
Commi ssion. 

Record Seedling Shipments 

*ear Completion; Predict 44 Million 

Most of Georgia's record crop of 
ree seedlings have already been 
lanted--and indications are that 
he total production will even ex- 
eed the record 40 mi 11 ion predicted! 

Shipments of forest tree seed- 
lings from Georgia's three state 
tirseries is moving along rapidly. 
d date, more than 38 million seed- 
ings have been delivered to land- 
owners over the State for the pur- 
pse of reforesting some of the 2-*/4 
illion acres of Georgia land that 
Jst be planted if it is to become 
iroducti ve. 

Latest inventories indicate that 
ne final total production will 

reach 44 million healthy, vigorous, 
disease- free seedlings. This will 
better the original anticipated 
production of 40 million, will es- 
tablish a new, all-time high for 
production from the State's nur- 
series, and will place Georgia well 
ahead of all other Southern states 
in the production of seedlings. 

Total shipments from the Flowery 
Branch Nursery reached almost five 
million seedlings. The Davisboro 
Nursery produced and delivered 
almost 17 million, and to date the 
Herty Nursery at Albany has furnish- 
ed landowners with more than 1 7M 
million seedlings. About 6-M mil- 
lion seedlings are yet to be shipped 
from Albany. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

Forestry Ads Available to Papers 

Georgia newspapers and periodi- 
cals can obtain new proofbooks of 
forestry ads from American Forest 
Products Industries, Inc. The proof- 
book contains 32 differant ready- 
made ads in two and three-column 
sizes. The ads stress forest fire 
prevention, good woodland management 
and wood utilization. Also listed 

in the proofbook are editorial 
pieces and half -column Keep Georgiil 
Green insignia mats. 

All materials listed in thJ 
proofbook are available free oi 
charge in mat form upon requeet t<J 
American Forest Products Industries] 
Inc., 1319 Eighteenth Street, N. W.,1 
Washington, D. C. 


By Ed Nofziger 

Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture 

"It really hurts me to see ice damage like this, Joe." 

Page Ten 

February, 1950 

UiUUlly flec&uU 

Jelly Elliott and The Three 
Hotheads, a favorite Southern 
llbilly combination, are featured 
aseries of public service trans- 
iptions being used to boost pre- 
ntion of woods fires in Georgia. 

Elliott is popular in many parts 
f the South where he has performed 
i 10 states, been featured on "The 

and Old Opera" , and made personal 
>pea ranees with Gene Autry and Rod 


The thi rteen- week series, cur- 
;ntly being carried over a number 

stations throughout the State, 
ovides top-flight hillbilly en- 
jrtainment and presents a strong 
peal for fire prevention. The 
ries is especially designed to 
>mbat fire losses resulting- from 
icendiarism, ** greening-up" the 
ods, and from local customs and 
bits. The programs are presented 

part of the Cooperative Forest 
re Prevention Campaign and repre- 
nt the first use of this media in 
re prevention in Georgia. 

- ^£y _ 


The tree that never had to fight 
For sun and sky and air and light, 
That stood out in the open plain 
And always got its share of rain, 
Never became a forest king 
But lived and died a scrubby thing. 

The man who never had to toil, 
Who never had to win his share 
Of sun and sky and light and air, 
Never became a manly man 
Rit lived and died as he began. 

Good timber does not grow in ease; 
The stronger wind, the tougher trees, 
The farther sky, the greater length, 
Py sun and cold, by rain and snows, 
In tree or man good timber grows. 
Where thickest stands the forest 

We find the patriarchs of both, 
And they hold co nvers ewiththe stars, 
Whose broken branches show the scars 
Of many winds and much of strife-- 
This is the common law of life. 


Qi44H Plant 

The Pearson Gum Processing Corpo- 
ration has recently completed mod- 
ernizing and improving its plant 
and yard facilities which cover a 23 
acre tract on the Waycross Highway. 

The plant is now strickly a steam 
still throughout and has a capacity 
of 22 drums. Eight dump vats with 
a total capacity of 1,442 standard 
barrels give the plant one of the 
largest capacities for reception of 
crude gum in the industry. The four 
wash tanks have a capacity of 125 
barrels each. The two turpentine 
tanks have a combined capacity of 
147,000 gallons, and fuel oil stor- 
age capacity is 17,000 gallons. 

Poth Leonard D. Sterne, general 
manager, and John G. Parnett, local 
manager of the corporation, are es- 
pecially proud of the organization's 
storage yard, where more than 30,000 
drums of rosin have been stored at 
one time. 















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Page Cue 

Georgia Forestry' 



Is Necessary 

(From the Moultrie Observer J 

Woodland fires are becoming an 
increasing danger in the rural 
areas of Colquitt and neighboring 
counties. The lack of rain in 
recent months has created a tinder- 
like condition which is highly sus- 
ceptible to the slightest spark of 

The situation is made more grave 
by reports of possible arson in 
some sections, particularly that 
lying along the Moul trie-Adel high- 
way. The forest protection unit, 
which was called upon to make five 
calls to that area within a single 
day reports having information that 
some unidentified party is deliber- 
ately setting fire to the woodlands. 

This is the first year that Col- 
quitt county has had the services 
of a bona fide fire protection unit. 
For many years the county has been 
seeking to inaugerate such a service 
for rural land owners, but only 
within the last six months have 
personnel and fire fighting facili- 
ties been available for such pur- 
poses. It begins to appear that 
the unit will be given a thorough 
test during its first year of exis- 

Until sufficient rain falls in 
the territory to eliminate the ser- 
ious danger of fire, there must be 
a constant vigilance on the part of 
all citizens in the county. The 
fire unit personnel and landowners 
cannot alone carry the burden of 
watching for fires and reporting 
them. Any citizen who spots an un- 
controlled fire canbeof assistance 
during this critical period. 

We have thousands of acres of land 
in Cblquitt county in timber- -a val- 
uable crop both for the present and 
future. Raging flames can reduce 
our per capita income materially 
within a few hours. 

&eitt<f Zh^qsuz 

(From the Rockmart Journal) 

We are pleased to see that ef- 
forts are being redoubled in the 
county to enforce the laws against*] 
forest fires. Last week, for ex-f 
ample, four cases were made against' 
o f fenders. 

James Carter, Polk Forester, ( 
points out that woods may be burned , 
under certain conditions, provided! 
the fire warden and neighbors are I 
notified at least 24 hours in ad- I 
vance and that all safety precautions I 
are taken. This is not an unjust 1 
request, and anyone violating it 1 
purposefully should be punished to J 
the full extent of the law. 

Because burning woodlands is not 1 
restricted always to the property! 
on which the fire is set. All tool 
often conditions cause the fire to I 
spread to adjoining land, destroying 
timber and other valuable property. 

In our way of thinking, there areS 
very few cases when burning^ is nec- 
essary. Most often it is done 
because of a lack of knowledge of I 
the long-range consequences which] 
are, in the main, harmful and des- 

But when one deems it necessary 
to set fire to his woods, he should 
make sure that it is being done 
legally and with proper precaution. 

Georgia Forestry 

Vol. 3 

MARCH, 1950 


A monthly bulletin published by the 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 435 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Entered as 
second-class matter at the Post 
Office, Atlanta, Georgia, under the 
act of August 24, 1912. Member, 
Georgia Press Association 

March, 1950 

Page Two 

Vorst Forest Fire Season in Decade; 
)amage Figures Continue to Mount 

Georgia is experiencing the 
orst forest fire season in a de- 
ade and the destruction by fires 
ontinues to mount as Forest Protec- 
ion Units over the state carry on 
n their greatest organized fight 
eainst wildfire. Since October 1. 
,000 separate wildfires have swept 
2S, 000 acres of Georgia forest 
and (in protected counties alone) 
nd County Forest Rangers and fire 
rews are now girding for battle 
dth the onslaught of fires expect- 
d during March, which is usually 
he peak month of suppression ac- 

Governor Talmadge has thrown 
he resources of the State into 
he fight to hold down the fire 
oss, and has called on all the 
citizens of the State to cooperate 


throughout the fire season in pre- 
venting fires, in reporting fires 
to County Protection Units and in 
giving volunteer aid in suppressing 
wildfires. The Highway Department, 
the Department of Public Safety, 
and the Fish and Game Commission 
have aided Forestry Commission 
forces in detecting, locating and 
suppressing fires. 

Many weeks --and in some sections 
even continuous months--of dry 
weather, coupled with sustained high 
winds, have kept woodlands dry and 
the forest fuel in a highly ignit- 
able condition. Fire danger ratings 
have been high, extremely critical, 
or explosive much of the time. 

(Continued on Page 5) 

Wildfire sweeps through young growth in Georgia pinelands. A sup- 
pression firebreak (foreground) has been constructed to stop the de- 
vastating flames. 

Page' Three 

Georgia Forestry 

SPCA Meeting Shows 
Southern Pulp Industry Growth 


^e/£, £. J. Gayner, III, SPCA President, addresses group. Right, H. J. 
Malsberger gives Conservation Report. Photos by So. Pulp & Paper Mfr. 

More than 200 delegates, includ • 
ing representatives from all the 
Southeastern States, were in attend - 
ance at the annual meeting of the 
Southern Rjlpwood Conservation As- 
sociation held at the Biltmore 
Hotel, Atlanta, on February 15. 

E. J. Gayner III, Vice-President 
and General Manager of the Bruns- 
wick Pulp and Paper Company, and the 
Associations President, opened the 
morning session by welcoming those 
attending the meeting, outlining 
the growth of the southern pulpwood 
business and describing the great 
contribution of the Southern Rilp- 
wood Conservation Association to 
the wise management and use of the 
southern forest resource. 

Gayner cited the fact that the 
southern pulp industry now repre- 
sents an investment of $624 million, 
whereas in 1933, total capital in- 
vested in the industry was only 
$105 million. Production capacity 
has risen from 3,000 to 19,000 tons 
per day. Employment has increased 
from 18,000 men to 128,000. Wood 
consumed in 1933 totaled less than 

two million cords; in 1948 ni 
million cords were consumed by t 

The second feature of the op< 
ing session was the Conservati; 
Report by Henry J. Malsberger, Fci 
ester-Manager of the Associatioj 
Malsberger reviewed the progre' 
and accomplishments of the Associ ; 
tion during the first decade of i 
operation. He related the expansf 
and increase in all phases of A 
sociation activity including publ, 
city and education, fire protectic 
planting, management assistance 
examinations of cuttings, and de 

W. K. Beichler, State Fores- 
of North Carolina discussed "Pla 
ing a State Forestry Program", 
named the following as ess*entii 
legislation for the most progrei 
ive operation of a state forest 
agency: Adequate state-wide cont; 
of wildfires; adequate facilit:, 
for the production and distribute 
of seedlings; adequate facilit: 
to give marketing and managenu 
assistance to owners and operate 

(Continued on Page 10) 

March, 1950 

Page Four 


tf-osieit fyasuneA Manual 

PulUdJied By Qoted Qaimefrl /JdAociatiott 

The first edition of the "Forest 
Farmer Manual", just published by 
the Forest Farmers Association Co- 
operative, is a valuable addition 
to the files of all Georgia timber- 
land owners and operators. The 
Manual is a "must" reference and 
reading material for all those in- 
terested in forest management, pro- 
duction and utilization. 

The Manual was edited by Paul W. 
Schoen, Executive Secretary of the 
Forest Farmers Association Coopera- 
tive, and is a veritable storenouse 
of information with answers to many 
of the questions and problems com- 
monly confronting timber growers 
and farmers. The material is well 
presented in a readily understand- 
able and usable form. 

All major phases of forest man- 
agement, production, marketing and 
utilization are covered in the Man- 
ual. The material is the accumula- 
tive contributions from leading 
authorities in many fields of for- 
estry and the wood using industries. 
The first portion is devoted to an 
overall description of "Our Southern 
Forest", "Tree Growth and Relation- 
ships", and- the "Management <f South - 
jern Forests". The management section 
provides information on approved 
silvicultural practices, measurement 
jo f standing timber, hardwood elimi- 
nation and pruning. 

Forest protection from fire, in- 
sects, and disease fills one section 
!of the Manual. The space devoted to 
"reforestation gives useful informa- 
tion on the various methods of plant- 

Forest owners can get many valu- 
able tips from the 'harvesting, Mar, 
keting and Measuring" section of the 
Manual. This section covers methods 
of estimating and measuring standing 
! timber and forest products that have 
already been harvested. Marketing 

advice on all classes of products is 
included, with samples of timber 
sale agreements and pulpwood con- 

The "Naval Stores" section covers 
woods work, marketing, the loan pro- 
gram, and the production phase of 
the industry. 

A highly-useful section of Manual 
is the final section, entitled "Pro- 
fessional Services" and containing a 
catalogue of national, regional, 
state and private organizations and 
services which are directly engaged 
in, cooperate in, or are interested 
in forestry and the forest products 

she Gaueb 

Here's one of the new forestry 
signs being erected along Georgia's 
highways in all protected counties. 
The attractive g reen-and -whi te 
Panels urge public support of the 
forest protection program, and em- 
phasize the stake of all citizens 
in the forest resources . 

The boldly-lettered , double- 
faced signs measure three by five 
feet, and will serve to forcefully 
remind all wayfarer^ that the ulti- 
mate success of the Forestry Com- 
mission' s protection and fire pre- 
vention program depends upon the 
active cooperation, support and as- 
sistance of all the people of the 

Page Five 

Georgia Forestry 

Damage Mounts in Extensive Outbre; 


The extensive, valuable timber- 
lands of South Georgia have been 
the most severely hit, though ac- 
cumulative fire reports show exten- 
sive damage in all sections of the 

The progressive worsening of the 
situation is seen by a comparison 
of figures on the numbers of fires 
and the acreage burned during recent 
months in the 79 counties having 
organized protection units. No in- 
formation is available on fire loss 
in counties not having organized 
protection. During October, which 
usually signals the beginning of 
the fire season, there were 98 fires 
covering 850 acres. November fires 
numbered 773 with a total loss of 
16,600 acres. The number of fires 
suppressed by Protection Units dur- 
ing December climbed to 984, with 
the burned area totaling 27,848 

Fires during January in protected 
counties reached the seemingly re- 
cord I number of 1,671 and burned 
45,175 acres. However, preliminary 
figures on fire damage during Feb- 
ruary indicate that the January 
figures will be far surpassed. 

Forest fire danger in Southeast 
Georgia reached the explosive stage 
during the third week in February, 
and preliminary figures showed that 
during the first three weeks of the 
month more than 1,200 wildfires had 
burned 25,000 acres of timber in the 
first and eighth forestry districts 
alone. A rash of destructive fires 
also swept areas in the ninth and 
tenth districts (northwest Georgia) 
during the third week in February. 

Most other areas of the state, 
notably the southwest, west and 
northwest continue to report large 
numbers of fires in protected coun- 
ties and increasing acreage losses. 

Carelessness and incendiarism 
appear as the two main causes of 
fires during the present outbreaks. 
Many of the fires have originated 

from the careless use of fire in 
burning off fields, pastures, new 
ground, -or in carrying out "control 
burning" operations. Care on the 
part of all persons is the only 

Here fast-moving flames race\\ 
Protection Units as the extended^ 

March, 1950 

Page Six 

of Woods Fires 

means of reducing the fires start- 
ing in this manner. A large number 
of fires have been deliberately set 
by persons with a malicious or mis- 
chievous intent. To combat this 

cause of wildfires, law enforcement 
activities of the Georgia Rireau of 
Investigation and Forest Fire War- 
dens is being greatly intensified. 

nes of South Georgia. Scores of such fires are being fought daily by 
jnd high winds combine to make othis the worst forest fire season in ten 

Page Seven 

Georgia Forestry 


Lamon Williams, Candler County 
Ranger, has received the written 
thanks and praises from a landowner 
in his county. Williams and his 
assistants recently stopped a fire 
that probably would have destroyed 
the home and barn of Mr. and Mrs. 
G. F. McElvy, of near Register, 
Georgia. Mrs. McElvy wrote Ranger 
Williams as follows: 

"Just to thank you and your 
associates for your kindness and 
promptness in putting out the fire 
on the Lester's and our property on 
last Friday. Had it not been for 
you and your outfit, it very likely 
could have proven disastrous for 
us. It makes life more worth- 
while to know there are some people 
who are willing to keep and look 
after your property, when one is 

unable to help one's self Mr. 

McElvy and I greatly appreciate 
your kindness, and if in any way 
either of us can be of service or 
cooperate with you please advise. 

Ranger E. P. Eubanks, Coweta 
County, has just moved his unit in- 
to their new headquarters on the 
Newnan city watershed. The structure 
includes an office for the unit, 
living quarters for the Ranger and 
shower facilities and uni t personnel. 
Land for the building was deeded by 
the city of Newnan to the Forestry 
Commission. Coweta County employees 
and personnel of the Protection Unit 
worked together in construction of 
the building. 

Frank King, Lowndes County Rang - 
er, will not have to worry about 
sending one -of his boys to college. 
Ranger King's oldest son, Jimmie, 
was the winner of the first annual 
Southern Cross -Country Bicycle 
Marathon and the $2,5 ni Schwinn 
Memorial College Scholorship. 
Jimmie covered the gruelling 63 
miles from Waycross to Valdosta in 
the record time of three hours and! 
ISminutes, and the local paper re- 

"Waiting at the finish line was 
Frank King, county forester, father 
of the first place winner. Mr. 
King happily took his son in his 
arms as the boy dismounted from his 
bike. The father then walked Jimmie 
around to keep him in motion while 

Marathon champion Jimmie King, right, son of Frank King, 
Lovndes County Ranger, receives his college scholarship from 
Frank Schwinn. Jimmie will attend Georgia Tech. 

March, 1950 

Page Eight 

Conference Program Outlines 
Southern Forestry Progress 

More than 400 delegates, includ- 
ing representatives from 12 South- 
ern states, attended the annual 
Southern Forestry Conference held 
February 17 and 18 at the George 
Washington Hotel, Jacksonville, 

Featured speaker of the opening 
session of the Conference, which 
was sponsored by the Forest Farmers 
Association, was Marcel Leloup, 
Director of the Uni ted Nations Div- 
ision of Forestry and Forest Pro- 
ducts. Leloup stated that "The 
prosperity of Southern forestry i~s 
of interest to the whole world," 
and he complimented the spirit of 
cooperation between forest indus- 
tries and forest owners. 

Other speakers during the first 
session included W. M. Oettmeir, 
President of the Forest Farmers As- 
sociation; A. E. Wackerman, Pro- 
fessor of Forest Utilization, Duke 
University, and L. K. Pomeroy, 
well known forest operator. 

Frank S. Wright, assistant to 
Florida's Governor Warren, address- 
ed a luncheon meeting of the Con- 
ference on "The Place of Forestry 
in a Southern State". 

The principal address of the 
Conference was delivered by Senator 
Frank P. Graham of North Carolina. 
Graham congratulated the forest 
farmers for their cooperative en- 
deavors in the fields of forestry 
education, research, and legisla- 

Speakers in the final sessions 
of the Conference included Oswald 
jjLightsey, First Vi ce; President , 
I Southern Pine Association, on lum- 
jber; P. E. Allen, Assistant to the 
[General Manager, Union Pag and 
Paper Corporation, pulpwood; F. H. 
Vogel, Alabama Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, poles and piling; E. M. 
Dliver, American Turpentine Manu- 
facturers Association, naval stores; 
E. W. Jones, President, Railway Tie 
Association, ties; Don Nichols, 

President, South Plywood Manufac- 
turers Association, veneer; Fred V. 
Doutt, chief chemist, Champion 
Paper and Fiber Company, chemical 
utilization; and Justin R. Weddell, 
St. Regis Paper Company, promoting 
wood and forest products. 

A business session of the Forest 
Farmers Association concluded the 
conference. In the business session 
all officers and regional leaders 
were reelected. 

New AftpjoUUmetiti. 

John P. Herndon, formerly Super- 
intendent of the Davisboro Nursery, 
has been appointed Assistant Dis- 
trict Forester of the Eighth Dis- 
trict, with headquarters at Way cross. 
He will work under M. E. ^i xon , 
Eighth District Forester. 

Herndon has directed operations 
at the Davisboro Nursery for the 
past two planting seasons. He is a 
graduate of the University of Geor- 
gia School of Forestry, is married 
and is the father of two children. 

Curtis Fames, formerly Dodge 
County Forest Ranger has been named 
assistant to Olin Wi therington , 
Third District Forester. 

Parnes has served as Dodge County 
Panger since the unit began opera- 
tion in July of last year. He is a 
graduate of the University of Georgia 
School of Forestry. Barnes is 
married and he and his wife have 
established residence in Americus. 

Milton Pierce has been appointed 
Ranger of the Dodge County Forest 
Protection Unit. Pierce is a gradu- 
ate of the University of Georgia 
and has had previous experience in 
farm forestry work. He and his 
wife reside in McRae. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

"Keep Qeotfia Q>tee*" Week OU&iwd 

Governor Talmadge proclaimed the 
week of February 19 -25 as Keep 
Georgia Green Week and the obser- 
vance throughout the State served 
to impress upon all Georgians the 
necessity of protecting and develop- 
ing the forests that provide the 
raw material for a 300 million 
dollar business every year and fur- 
nish a livelihood -for more than 
120, 000 of the state's citizens. 

In proclaiming Keep Georgia! 
Green Week, the Governor called on 
all Georgians to cooperate fully in 
helping to prevent woods fires and 
hold down the loss and destruction 

that results from wildfires. 


Throughout Georgia, Keep Green 
Week was marked by numerous news 1 
articles, radio broadcasts and 1 
special programs. 


By Ed Nofziger 

Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture 

'A is for, Ah . . . Always—" 

March, 19 50 

Page Ten 

3eorge Vitas 

George Vitas, for the past three 
ears Information Specialist in the 
i vision of Information and Educa- 
ion, Southern Region, U. S. Forest 
ervice, has taken over as District 
anger in charge of the Mt. Mitchell 
istrict of the Pi sgah- Croa tan 
ational Forest. Vitas reauested 
lis assignment to obtain additional 
ield experience. 

Vitas has worked closely with 
lucational and publicity personnel 
f public and private agencies 
iroughout Georgia and the South 
iring his period of service in the 
>uthern Regional office. He has 
mstantly cooperated in providing 
iluable counsel and actively con- 
ributing to the I&E literature 
;ed in the South. 

Edwin A. Heers, pt present Ranger 
' the Mt. Mitchell District, will 
icceed Vitas as Information Spec- 
ilist of Region 8. 

Eeep Green Issue 

The Jeff Davis County Ledger 
ublished its second annual "Keep 
eff Davis Green" edition on Feb- 
jary 16. J. E. Baynard is Editor 
f the Ledger, which is published 
f the Rogers Publishing Company, 

The special "Keep Green" issue 
as printed completely with green 
ik. The entire front page was de- 
)ted to describing the great loss 
iffered every year in Georgia and 
iroughout the country from woods 
ires. Smolcey Brar and "Keep 
sorgia Green" seals adorned the 
>p of the front page along with a 
ve-column illustration depicting 
lameful Facts About Forest Fires. 

Throughout the special edition 
ie bulk of the space was filled 
th ads and editorials boosting 
re prevention and the proper man- 
ement of woodlands. Many of the 
s were sponsored by private and 
vie organizations in Hazlehurst 
d throughout Jeff Davis County. 







There's No Profit In Wild Wood* 


(Continued from Page 3) 

of woodlands; adequate resources to 
carry on a full, sustained informa- 
tion and education program. 

Other speakers at the meeting 
included: William A. Duerr, South- 
ern Forest Experiment Station, New 
Orleans, who covered "Guides to 
profitable Forest Management"; W. 
J. Parker, Clemson Gollege Exten- 
sion Service, Clemson, South Caro- 
lina, who described the program 
carried on cooperatively between 
the pulp industry and the extension 
service in his state; J. Harold 
Foil, Gaylord Container Corpora- 
tion, who described and gave results 
of some of the forestry operations 
carried on by his company in Louis- 
iana; and A. W. Pitts, an indepen- 
dent pulpwood dealer of Pittsview, 

A business session of the Assoc- 
iation was held in the afternoon, 
and a banquet in the evening featur- 
ed President Gayner as Toastmaster 
and an illustrated lecture by T. H. 
Stone, Regional Forester, U. S. 
Forest Service, on his recent at- 
tendance at the Third World Forestry 

R. W. Wortham, Jr., Southland 
Paper Mills, Inc., was elected to 
head the Association during the 
coming year. 





















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Page Che 

Georgia Forestry' 


Profit in 
Pine Trees 

(From the Dawson flews) 

It is grati fying to note that the 
planting of pine trees in Terrell 
County i s on the increase, and that 
not only are the trees being plant- 
ed, but farmers are cultivating the 
areas in a systematic way. 

There is no excuse for soil ero- 
sion or for waste lands which, with 
comparatively little work, might be 
turned to productive areas 

The expansion program of the 
Georgia Forestry Commission during 
the past six months has extended 
organized forest fire protection to 
thirty-five new counties and in- 
creased the acreage of protected 
land from 8,500,000 acres to 
13,500,000 acres. 

There is no need to plant a pine 
tree or any other kind of tree and 
expect i t to flourish without care, 
and certainly there is no need to 
plant pines with the hope of future 
returns and not care for them. 

Already 552,000 pine trees have 
been planted in Terrel 1 County with- 
in recent months, and there are 
still more orders to come in. As 
pine trees are planted in Georgia, 
so is assurance given that a source 
of prosperity is in store, for with 
proper protection these trees, 
pi anted on land otherwise unsuitable 
for the growing of other crops, will 
bring gratifying returns in years 
to come. 


Our Dollars 

(From the Bartow Herald) 

Ranger Tom Poston reports th* 1 ! 

some 400 acres of timberland ha\| 

been destroyed by fire in Parti 

County during the past few days m 

one of the worst outbreaks of surf J 

damage in several years. The fire'I 

were maliciously set, Mr. Fostoi'l 

believes, and seemed to break ou 

in several places almost simultanl 


It is a crime ^o set a foresJ 
fire and those who are found guiltj 
should be punished to the full exi 
tent of the law. Purning over for 1 
est lands is like burning doll a' 
bills, because that is exactly wha 
is happening. It is burning th^ 
timber which makes our homes, ou 
paper, and thousands of articles w' 
use every day. It is burning th«' 
revenue from the acres which should 
go to the owner, who so carefully 
plants and tends his trees. 

Over two- thirds of Fartow Count 
land acreage is in timberland. 1^ 
represents one of our most important 
resources. Its destruction is th« 
same as destroying any other pro! 
perty by fire- -as though some on<j 
deliberately set fire to your home. 

Those found guilty of deliberj 
ately setting a forest fire shoul, 
be punished to the full extent o 
*be law. 

Georgia Forestry 

Vol. 3 

APRIL, 1950 


A monthly bulletin published by th 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 43. 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Entered a 
second-class matter at the Pos 
Office, Atlanta, Georgia, under th 
act of August 24, 1912. Member, 
Georgia Press Association 

April, 1950 

Page Two 

Georgia Forestry Association 
Annual Meeting at Macon, April 14; 
Governor Talmadge to Address Group 

Governor Herman Talmadge will 
iead the list of speakers at the 
'6th annual meeting of the Georgia 
ibrestry Association to be held at 
he Hotel Dempsey, Macon, April 14. 
l'heme of the 1950 meeting will be 
he further development of Georgia' s 
jlready great wood-using indus- 
,ries. More than 300 members and 
jUests are expected to attend. 

Governor Talmadpe's address will 
ighlight the mornine session which 
.ill open with the call to order at 

,0:00 AM by the Association Presi- 
,ent Kirk W. Sutlive, Director of 
( ublic Relations, Union Pag and 
,aper Corporation, Savannah. Rev. 
- DeWitt Mathews, Pastor, Vine- 

,ill Eaptist Church, Macon, will 
,ffer the invocation. John McElrath, 
Resident, Jef f reys-McEl rath Com- 
,my, Macon, will extend the welcome 
i) all present and R. H. Rush, Pres- 
lent, Rush Lumber Company, Hawkins - 

lie, will respond. 
J Other features of the morning 
'ssion will be the president's ad- 
l-ess by Sutlive, a discussion of 
^e planned Forest Su rvey of Georgia 
V James L. Cruickshank, Forest 
hmomist, Southeastern Forest Ex- 
?riment Station, and a talk on 
.'hemistry and Trees'* by Marl in 

uner, Manager of the Southern 
jstrict, DuPont Company. 

Ernest Rogers, Atlanta Journal 
,lumnist, will be the luncheon 
eaker. Marion J. Wise, Savannah, 
rst vice-president of the Assoc- 
ition, will preside over the 
Dcheon session. 

Hugh W. Dobbs, Atlanta, will 
ndle the gavel at the afternoon 

!ssion. Guyton DeLoach, State 
rester and I)i rector ot the Georgia 
restry Commission, will outline 
e record expansion in state for- 

estry during the past year under 
the newly-organized Commission. 

A special feature of the after- 
noon session will be a Tree Farm 
Forum with Channing Cope, Farm 
Editor, Atlanta Constitution, act- 
ing as Chairman. jim McClellan, 
American Forest Products Industries 
Fores tei, Washington, D. C. , will 
explain the origin and purpose of 
Tree Farms. Some of the state's 
outstanding tree farmers will re- 
late their experiences and accomp- 
lishments in Tree Farming, and will 
be presented Master Tree Farm 
Awards . 

Frank Heyward, Gaylord Container 
Corporation, will give an illus- 
trated lecture on growth of pine 

The Georgia Forestry Association 
has a membership of almost 300 in- 
dividuals and organizations includ- 
ing landowners, forest operators, 
foresters, banks and financial in- 
stitutions, newspapers, representa- 
tives of all classes of forest pro- 
ducts industries, public utilities, 
railroads, and machinery and equip- 
ment enterprises. 

Foremost among the Association's 
activities is the sponsorship of 
legislation directed toward the 
conservation and wise utilization 
of Georgia's greatest natural re- 
source, her forests. Among success- 
ful projects carried out by the 
Association during the past year 
was the sponsorship of legislation 
establishing the Georgia Forestry 
Commission and expanding the fire 
protection activities of the Com- 
mission. The Georgia Forestry 
Association also conducts the "Keep 

( Cont inued ot) n n$e 10) 



Georgia forestry 

CcjfUifLtnetd SAatu "7a ^eaittte SPA Meek 

The 35th annual meeting of the 
Southern Pine Association, April 
17-19 at the Roosevelt Hotel, New 
Orleans, will be featured by a 
machinery and equipment exhibition 
and demonstration. Machinery manu- 
facturers from all parts of the 
country and forest industries and 
forestry organizations from through- 
out the South will participate in 
the exhibitions and demonstrations. 
The exhibitions will serve to fix 
attention on greater mechanization 
as a means of overcoming the in- 
dustry's burden of increased manu- 
facturing costs. 

A record-breaking attendance is> 
expected at the meeting, according 
to announcement by H. C. Berckes,. 
Secre tary-M&nager of the Associa- 
tion, with the sessions due to be 
spirited and action packed. Among 
subjects to be considered are for- 
estry legislation, research, con-* 
servation and reduction of manufac-r 
turing costs. 

An industry-wide meeting of all 
manufacturers, sponsored by th« 
Southern Pine Industry Committee, 
will coincide with the Associate 

Evans Retires from Forest Service 

Charles F. Evans 

Frank A. A Ibert 

Charles F. Evans, Assistant 
Regional Forester, Region 8, U. S. 
Forest Service, and for the past 23 
years in charge of cooperative 
federal-state forestry programs in 
the South, retired from active ser- 
vice on March 31. * ? is retirement 
marked the end of 38 years continu- 
ous service in the South and North- 

Evans came South in 1927 and or- 
ganized the Cla rke-Mc!\ary coopera- 
tive work in fire control and re- 
forestation. Since that time he 
has seen forest fire protection in 
the South grow from 37 million acres 
tomore than 100 million acres under 
protection today. Approximately 

900,000 acres of private forest 
land have been planted, and cooper- 
ative reforestation work has grown 
to an annual production of about 
200 million seedlings. 

Evans has had a large part in 
helping to build the profession of 
forestry, and he is currently serv- 
ing as president of the Society of 
American Foresters. 

Frank A. Albert, at present 
Assistant Regional Forester in 
charge of the Division of Lands, 
succeeded Evans. Albert has had a 
wide range of experience in Forest 
Service programs in all parts of 
the South, and is well known 
throughout the area. 

tpril, 1950 

Pnge Foiu 

'Protected Pines Provide" Is Theme of 
Pine Tree Festival April 27-28 

The 1950 Emanuel County Pine 
Tree Festival, set for April 28 at 
Swainsboro, promises to be the big- 
gest and most elaborate in history. 
Keynoted by the powerful- theme, 
Protected Pines Provide", this 
year's testival will serve to em- 
phasize more than ever the fact 
that protected, well -managed pine 
forests provide the basis f o i a 
well- rounded, self-sustaining com- 
nunity with a high standard of 

Many thousands are expected to 
witness the Festival events which 
will be highlighted by a parade of 
scores of colorful floats, a gigan- 
tic, forestry pageant cast from the 
ranks of the schools of Emanuel 
County, several outstanding speak- 
ers, and ceremonies crowning the 
Festival Queen and her King. 

Kirk Sutlive, Director of Public 
delations, Union Pag and Paper 
Corporation, will be the principal 

Smokey Says: 

w**r, . .. _ .^ 

T r. s w:)| die — if your fire gftts 
Iwas " 

speaker at the Festival, according 
to announcement by J. F. Mathis, 
Jr., chairman of the Pine Tree 
Festival Committee. Sutlive is a 
top figure in the promotion of for- 
est conservation and development 
throughout Georgia and the South. 
He is president of the Georgia 
Forestry Association, and was highly 
instrumental in conceiving and de- 
veloping the Pine Tree Festival as 
an annual affair. Sutlive's address 
is scheduled for the noon hour, im- 
mediately after the close of the 

The true-to-life pageant is a 
new and unique feature of this 
year's Festival. The dramatic, 
fast-moving spectacle will be cen- 
tered around Pine Tree Farming and 
will demonstrate the benefits and 
values of forest protection and 
sound forest management. Mrs. 
Petty Jenkins, wi fe of Jack Jenkins, 

(Continued on Page 10) 

You 1 re face-to- face with one of 
the attractive Porcelain signs that 
nark each of Georgia's Tree Farms. 
Wherever these signs appear, a cer- 
tified Tree Parmer is practicing 
good fire Protection and sound for- 
est management on his woo dl and 
acreage. Each of these signs means 
that a landowner is recei ving a 
sustained, increased income from 
the harvesting of successive timber 
crops, and that good fire protec- 
tion and management is '"P ay ing-off f 
for some forest owner. 

The signs, measuring two feet 
square, are awarded each forest 
ovner when his lands are designated 
as a Tree Farm. 

The Georgia Tree Farms System is 
sponsored jointly by the Georgia 
Forestry Com^i ssion , the Georgia 
Forestry Association, and the South- 
ern Pine Association . 

Paer live 

Georgia Forestry 

More than 600 citi zens of Laurens 
and surrounding counties were pres- 
ent Mar-:h 9, when the first Laurens 
County forest fire lookout tower 
was dedicated at a Forestry Field 
Day at Rentz, Georgia. All were 
treated to an outstanding demon- 
stration and a satisfying Southern 
style barbecue lunch. 

Dedicated to reducing forest fire 
loss, Liurens County ' s first lookout 
to''er is christened in ceremonial 
style by Piss Grace Warren, Girl 
Vice-? resident of the Dexter +-?, 
Clu b. 

The dedication ceremonies J 
demonstration were planned and c.l 
ected by the Laurens County Fori 
Protection Unit, the Laurens Cou j 
Farm Bureau and the Georgia Ag 1 
cultural Extension Service. 

Frank Johnson served as masJ 
of ceremonies and President R. I 
Gilder of the Laurens County Fm 
Bureau welcomed the group. Cou:i 
Agent D. D. Vickrey outlined 1 
purpose and value of the demonstiJ 

Guy ton DeLoach, Director of 1 
Georgia Forestry Commission, ' 
the principal speaker. "The tol 
is a s-ymbo 1 of prosperity 1 
wealth", he told the group, : 
emphasized that Laurens Countil 
will not see any amazing resul 
overnight. "It will save thousjJ 
of dollars, however, over a perl 
of years by protecting your vail 
able woodlands'* , DeLoach said. 

Since the tower is located! 
the naval stores belt and is si 
rounded by vast timber crops fl 
which comes gum turpentine, it 9 
fitting that a bottle of turpenlj 
be substituted for the traditiofl 
champagne when Miss Grace Warn, 
Girl Vice-president of the DexJ 
4-F Club, christened the 100 fi 

Cecil Carroll, Dublin, Vil 
chairman of the Laurens County If 
estry Poard, spoke at the dedi 
tion and introduced L. O. Peach 
Jr., Rockledge, Brantley New, I 
lin, and Leon Keen, Cadwell, ot| 
attending members of the boal 
Chairman R. L. Hogan, Dudley, I 
unable to attend because of illn<l 

J. E. Phillips, Sixth Distrj 
Forester, Macon, directed the M 
est fire control exhibition. Li 
rens County Ranger Marshall L"! 
demonstrated methods of locate 

■pril, 1950 

Page Six 




ind dispatching crews to fires, 
ire fighting techniques, and how 
{.he jeep, equipped wi th plow, radio, 
:ank and hand tools, is used in 
ire fighting. Walter Stone, Eman- 
el County Ranger, explained the 
uppression unit, including a 3/4 
on Ford truck, John Deere crawler 
ractor, Ranger Pal plow and Tilt- 
ed trailer. 

The forest tree planting demon- 
stration was given by J. F. Spires 
orester, Central of Georgia Rail- 
way, Savannah. M. E. Chapman, 
Jochelle, demonstrated use of the 
jbnservation tree planter. 

The forest management demons tra- 

ion was presented by C. D. Dyer, 

•^tension Forester at Tifton, A. H. 

Jitonie, Cooperative management 

pecialist for the Georgia Forestry 

(Continued on Page 10) 

R. T. Gilder, President ot tr.p. 
Laurens County Form Bureau, enjoys 
the barbecue feast his oroa^i?'ition 

LADREf/S COUNTY FORESTRY BOARD. Together at the toner dedication 
are four members of the Laurens County Forestry Board, County Forest 
Manger Marshall Lord, and District Forester J. E. Phillips. From 
left to right, Lord, L. 0. Beacham, Jr., Rockledge, Brantley /few, 
Dublin, Leon Keen, Cadwell, Cecil Carroll, Dublin, and Phillips. 

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&GH<f&l (loUHJ&Up, 

PangerO. L. Knott, Troup County, 
has secured the help of the LaGrange 
Civil Air Patrol squadron in report- 
ing all forest fires sighted while 
on practice flights or routine 
patrol . The Troup County Protection 
unit has furnished an FM radio to 
the air patrol for installation in 
an L-4 type observation plane. Fy 
use of this radio the CAP will be 
able to report immediately all fires 
sighted, guide the fire crews to the 
scene of the fire, and aid in law 
enforcement work. Ranger Knott has 
extended his thanks to Captain Wm. 
A. Coker, Commander of the CAP 
group, for this valuable help. 


Walker County Ranger Ralph 
McCurdy, together with 0, C. Purtz. 
Education Forester, nas distributed 
1,500 fire prevention circulars in 
his county. The circulars explain 
the purpose of the newly- formed 
Walker Protection Unit and solicit 
public support in the prevention of 
fires. There has been a favorable 
response with numbers of landowners 
and citizens visiting the unit 


Ranger Walter N. Stone, Emanuel 
County, was recently named Citizen 
of the Week by the Swainsboro For- 
est Plade. The Flade says that 
even though the county is running 
up itsworst fire record in a decade, 
it would have been far worse yet 
had it not been for the constant 
battle on the part of Dub and his 
firefighters. He has saved our 
county hundreds of times the cost 
of running his department, and a 
lot of the work he has done has 
teen above and beyond the call of 
duty. ' 

Congratulations, Dub, on being 
Citizen of the Week. 


Tanger M. W. Farr, Johnson Count 
has worked out a system to speed -u 
circulation of fire fighting equip-, 
ment for control burning. re is 
making fire fighting eguipmen 
available to everyone in the countj 
by stationing back cans, rakes anc 
flaps on all the highways leading 
away from Wri ghtsvi 11 e. The equip- 
ment is placed at five central] 
points around Wri ghtsvi lie and is 
also available in his office at tht 
A. A. A. Euilding for people neai 
Wri ghtsvi lie. 

Farr has urged farmers in his 
county to "get this equipment when 
you plan to burn, and return it as 
soon as you have finished, so it 
will be available to the next man."i 
Ve emphasizes, "It is better to have 
it and not need it than it is to'i 
need it and not have it." 


Reuben W. Martin, Jr. was em 
ployed as ranger for ?'cDuffie Countr 
on February 1 to succeed Mr. John 
K. Hamilton who resigned to accept 
the position of Associate Forester 
at the Georgia Agricultural Experi 
ment Station. Mr. Martin's dutie 
will include forest fire prevention 
and protection, educational anc 
maintenance work. Te received th< 
PS Degree in Forestry from th« 
University of Georgia in December, 
1949 and has experience with pulp- 
wood dealers in Georgia in practi- 
cal forestrv w^r^. 

it it it 

Latest figures show that Georgi; 
produced 74.8 percent of the total 
b. S. still output of Gum turpen- 
tine from April 1 through December 
31. 1^49. During this period, 
221,880 barrels of turoentine were 
produced. In 1948, 217, 660 barrels 
were produced with Georgia's pro- 
duction being 73.7 percent of the 

April, 1950 

T'age Eight 

AT-FA Annual Meeting 
Set for Valdosta April 19 

The fourteenth annual meeting of 
the American Turpentine Farmers 
Association Cooperative will prob- 
'ably bring several thousand gum 
■turpentine producers and their 
families to Valdosta, April 19. 

One of the features of the annual 
Ineeting is the crowning of "Miss 
•Spirits of Gum Turpentine". Last 
/ear Miss Pat Atkins of Albany, 
iponsored by Judge Harley Langdale, 
on the title over eight other 
young ladies who represented the 
Association's directorship. The 
contestants will wear traditional 
>ine needles costumes. 

The Cooperative has been working 
steadily for the past year to get 
the Secretary of Agriculture to 
change the USDA decision that on 
April 1, 1950 lowered the support 
prices of Gum Turpentine and Rosin 
from 80 to 60 percent of parity. 

Georgia has five of the ten 
directors of the Cooperative. They 
are, Judge Langdale, President of 
the Association, J. M. Gill is, Jr., 
A. V. Kennedy, R. M. Reynolds and 
John Cook. Other Directors include 
Will Knabb nnd R. H. Gibson, Flor- 
ida; W. L. Rhodes, South Carolina,: 
M. C. Stallworth, Jr. , Alabama; andj 
R. M. Newton, Missippi. 

Pictured above is the new headquarters building of the Polk County 
Forest Protection Unit. The new structure , located just east of Cedartown 
on the Rockmart highway, includes a reception room, Ranger's office, and 
garaging and repair facilities for all vehicles. Polk County Ranger Jane* 
Carter, second from left, and his assistants, have erected signs in front 
of the building urging public cooperation in fire prevention and welcoming 
all visitors. 

Page Nine 

G eorgia Fo r as try 

PtunifiUf 'Jedtd. EUaiu Redultd 

Researchers at Athens are obtain- 
ing' some interesting results from 
bud-pruning experiments that have 
been underway in slash pine planta- 
tions there since April, 1947. 

The treatment starts when trees 
are three feet high or more and 
every year lateral buds or tranches 
a rove 2% feet are removed from the 
main stem of small trees to prevent 
the formation of knots. 

Definite conclusions cannot be 
drawn at this early date, but re- 
sults of the tests seem to indicate: 


(1) During the first years after 
treatment bud -pruning does not re- 
tard diameter or height growth. 

(2) Eud-pruning costs less in 
terms of feet pruned per man-minute 
up to 10 feet of pruned height thar 
pruning by conventional methods. 

(3) The most economical size tree 
for initial pruning is from three 
to five feet in height. 

(4) A modified form ot bud- pruning 
seems suitable for southern pine. 

(5) Pud-pruned trees are more re- 
sistant to ice damage during the 
first year after pruning. 

By Ed Nofziger 

Forest .Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture 

v C;ty folfxj should learn how to act in the woods — where 
would their cities be without wood?" 

Aoril, 1950 

Page Ten 


(Continued from Page 5) 

Commission, Statesboro, and A. G. 
Steedley, naval stores inspector 
from McRae. 

Phillips, assisted by C. P . 
Jones, Assistant Sixth District 
Forester, also conducted the timber 
harvesting equipment demonstration. 
Taking part in the demonstration of 
saws were Ed Knapp , Macon, using 
the McCullock Power Saws; Robert L. 
Mosely, Macon, the Poulon, Homelite 
and Timber Cat Saws; W. E. Roberts, 
Field Representative, Sandvick Saw 
and Tool Corporation, Clarkesville, 
the Sandvick Pow Saw; and C A. 
Veley, Kut Kwick Tool Corporation, 
Brunswick, showing the Cyclone and 
Kut Kwick Pulpwood Saws. The log- 
ging equipment demonstration in- 
cluded: logging with John Deere 
Puily and Cable; Joe Pailey, Ela- 
lock Machinery and Equipment Corpo- 
ration, Macon, logging with Oliver 
Cletrac Tractor; andEdKnapp, show- 
ing the Timber Tosser Log Loader. 

The committee in charge of ar- 
rangements included R. T. Gilder, 
Marvin Green, Marshall Lord, Don 
Ashworth, James Farron and D. D. 

£umLen. 2beale>i4. 


(Continued from Page 2) 

Georgia Green" program, and cooper- 
ates in sponsoring the Georgia Tree 
Farms System. 

Present officers of the Associa- 
tion in addition to Sutlive, and 
Wise, are P.. H. Rush, Fawkinsville, 
second vice-president, P. M. Luf- 
burrow, Atlanta, Executive Secre- 
tary, and A. E. Patton, Atlanta, 

Members serving on the Foard of 
Directors are: Wallace Adams, 
Glenwood; Albert Ernest, Savannah, 
James Fowler, Soperton; W. E. Dun- 
ham, Savannah; M. J. Wise, Savannah; 
J. L. Gillis, Jr., Soperton; M. H. 
Clark, Albany; E. T. Hudson, Elli- 
j ay; W. A. Know, Thomas ton; Hugh 
Dobbs, Atlanta; N. R. Hardin, Macon; 
Harley Langdale, Jr. , Valdosta; and 
W. M. Oettmeir, Fargo. 

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If Mother Nature patches 

The leaves of trees and vines, 

I'm sure she does her darning 
With the needles of the pines. 

They are so long and slender 
And sometimes, in full view 

They have their threads of cobwebs, 
And thimbles made of dew. 
(The Arkansas Ranger) 


(Continued from Page 4) 

"Merchandising and Mechanized 
Handling" was the theme of the 
Silver Anniversary Convention of 
the Lumber and Supply Dealers Coun- 
cil of Georgia, neld April 3-5 in 
the General Oglethorpe Hotel on 
Wilmington Island at Savannah. 

The Convention featured one of 
the largest and most comprehensive 
materials handling shows and demon- 
strations ever staged by a Southern 
association. Tuesday afternoon 
mobile machinery demonstrations af- 
forded many dealers their first 
opportunity to see evidence of 
labor savings effected by mechaniz- 
ed handling. 

president of the Emanuel County 
Farm Pureau, is in charge of the 
pageant and entertainment program. 

Members of the Pine Tree Festi- 
val Committee for 1950, are, in 
addition to Ma this, the chairman: 
Earl Varner, Emanuel County Farm 
Agent; L. F. Pr ad ford; Roger Dekle, 
Woodruff Key, Jack Jenkins, and 
W. O. Phillips. Among the organi- 
zations actively engaged in plan- 
ning and directing the Festival are 
the Emanuel County Farm Fureau, the 
Agricultural Extension Service, the 
Emanuel County Forest Protection 
Unit, various civic groups, and 
numerous forests products indus tries 






















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Georgia Forestry 

Page Che 

Georgia Forestry 


Welcome to 

New Record 

the Forestry 



Welcome to Georgia Forestry 
Association members meeting here to- 
day in 26th annual convention. 

Unfortunately, there are a lot of 
useless or semi -useless organiza- 
tions in this world today, but prac- 
tically everyone will agree that the 
forestry group is an alert outfit 
industriously working toward goals 
which will help Georgia. 

The association is made up of almost 
300 individuals and organizations 
including landowners, forest opera- 
tors, foresters, banks and financial 
institutions, newspapers, represen- 
tatives of all classes of forest pro- 
ducts industries, public utilities, 
railroads and machinery and equip- 
ment enterprises. 

Legislation directed toward the 
conservation and wise utilization of 
Georgia's greatest natural resource, 
her forests, is foremost among the 
aims of the group. The organization 
has successfully sponsored legisla- 
tion creating the Georgia Forestry 
Co-mission and expanding the fire 
orotection activities of the Com- 
mission. The "Keep Georgia Green 
program is also the brainchild of the 

We're sure we speak for every 
'liHdle Georgian when we say, ''Wel- 
come to Macon", to the Georgia 
forestry Association. 


Announcement made by the Terre; 
County Forest Protection Unit of fii 
that more pine trees have been plan 
ed in this county during the paf 
year than ever before is indicatr 
of the increasing interest in tl 

5 rowing of the highly valuable pr< 
uct, and it also means that larv 
owners who have acres unfit for oth< 
purposes are doing some sound econr 
mic thinking. 

The time when a farmer could pl<? 
and plant and then let nature take is; 
course is gone forever. The presein 
day planning calls for thinking ahead 
and to see that a certain portion h 
land is diverted to timber meat 

that in years to come benefits wi 
be received from the trees grc 

More and more the tendency towa 
diversification is leading landowne 
to utilize land to the best effe 
possible, and right now the value 
timber and the remarkable demand f 
pulpwood makes the growing of pii 
trees an interesting and pro fi tab 
way of supplementing the farm incom 

There is no doubt about the advi 
ability of growing pines. This sei 
tion is particularly favored in th 
rapid growth of the trees is possibl 
due to climatic conditions, and th 
farmers and other landowners a 
realizing the value of planting t 
trees is one of the reasons for tl 
progress of this section. 

Georgia Forestry 


MAY, 1950 


A monthly bulletin published by t 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 4 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Entered 
second-class matter at the Po«l 
Office, Atlnnta, Georgia, under tl 
act of AiJRUst 24, 1012. Member 
Georgia Press Association 


Hay, 1950 

Page Two 

Forestry Association Names 

Master Tree Farmers, Hears Governor 

Governor Herman Talmadge delivered 
the principal address at the 26th 
annual meeting of the Georgia Forest- 
ry Association on April 14 at the 
Hotel Dempsey, Macon. Almost 300 
■embers and guests were in attend- 
ance at the conclave. 

| Talmadge outlined the record ex- 

Pension in activities of the Georgia 
ores try Commission during the past 
year and told of plans to bring twelve 
^additional counties under organized 
protection, thereby raising the total 
of protected counties to 91. Em- 
phasizing that "money spent to con- 
serve ana develop the State's timber 
resources in an investment which will 
not only pay big dividends to us, but 
prill be insurance for the young 
people in our State' ', the Governor 
istated that "sufficient monies will 
be made available by this Administra- 

tion during the coming fiscal year to 
carry out a full-scale program in all 
participating counties'* and that 
the present appropriation must be 
augmented in order to insure every 
county under protection a basic pro- 
gram. ''Sufficient funds*', said 
Talmadge, ''will be made availab. 
so that county budgets will not have 
to be reducedduring the coming fiscal 
year. ' ' 

At the conclusion of his address, 
the Governor was presented with a 
Smokey Bear standup poster conveying 
thanks for the Governor's efforts in 
behalf of forest fire prevention. 
The presentation was made by Associa- 
tion president Kirk Sutlive. (See 
Cover Photo. ) 

Sutlive delivered the president's 
(Continued on Page 10) 

.GEORGIA'S MASTER TRSE FARMERS FAMED. Charming Cope, extreme left, makes the Master 
'ree yarn Awards at the 1950 annual meeting of the Georgia Forestry Association. Ex- 
hibiting the prizes they received as Master Tree Farmers are, from left to right: M. 
'.n}* 0v ' Mstrict Forester, Vaycross, who accepted the award on behalf of S. C. Fancher, 
aarsor. ,Ji was unable to be Present; J. P. Lambert, Rising Fawn; ferdell Anderson, 
* 0f,r " *• *• Men, Alamo, and V. K. Smith, Juniper. 

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Whitfield County Forest Ranger Ralph Douglas, left, explains to Assistant Ranger 
Crawford Bramlett, right, how to use the jeep fire suppression plow. 

Whitfield County Begins Protection 

Whitfield County began organized 
forest fire protection on April 1, 
bringing to 79 the total of counties 
now under protection in the State. 

Ralph Douglas has assumed his 
duties as County Forest Ranger. 
Douglas is a native of Whitfield 
County and is well known throughout 
the area. He is a high school grad- 
uate, served in the Navy 14 months, 
and was formerly connected with the 
Thomason Lumber Company. Douglas is 
married and is the father of two 

Crawford V. Bramlet has been named 
Assistant Forest Ranger. Bramlettr, 
his wife and son, reside on Route 5, 

The Whitfield County Forestry Board 
has been appointed and includes Carl 
Puryear, Oiairman; I. W. Carson, 
Secretary; W. C. Douglas, Harry S. 
Looper, and Russell Smith. All mem- 
bers of the Forestry Board are well 
known citizens and landowners 

The Whitfield County Forest Pro 
tection Unit is at present equippe, 
with a #-ton jeep fit ted with press* 
pump, water tanks, and suppression 
plow. This equipment will soon b< 
augmented by the delivery to the uni 1 
of a %-ton jeep pickup, fitted wit 
water tanks of 150-gallon capacity 
All trucks and towers of the unit wil 
be equipped with two-way FM radio foi 
rapid, dependable communications ii 
locating, approaching and suppressin 

Two towers are to be used in detec 
tion work in the county, one to 
located on Pocky r Mountain near Dal 
ton and the other in the northern par 
of the County. The Forest Protectioi 
Unit is at present engaged in con- 
struction of the Grassy Mount a ii 
tower. Prior to actual construct iot 
of the tower, access roads were neces 
sarily constructed up the steep mount 
ainside to the tower site. 

'builds towei 
on Rockyfac 
Here Distric 
Ranger Pendl 
Holmes lines 
the tower 
found a tio 
holes . 

May, 1950 

Page Four 

77-4?/7 Reelect*. 2><4ect&U, 

Select* litffveHtine Suee* 

Highlighting the fourteenth annual 
onvention of the American Turpentine 
armers Association Cooperative 
pril 19 at Valdosta were the presi- 
ent's annual report by Judge Harley 
angdale, the reelection of all 
eorgia directors for another term, 
ind the selection of Miss Gum Spirits 
f Turpentine, 1950. 

Langdale told the hundreds attend- 
lg the meeting that gum naval stores 
reducers should establish their own 
arket price for rosin. He revealed 
lat the Association is conducting a 
jrvey to determine at what price gum 
)iin will move freely into consump* 
ion with wood rosin and other com- 
petitive products. 

In the election of board of direc- 
ts, Langdale and all of the follow* 

Sa Georgia members were returned to 

;ftice: A. V. Kennedy, Waycross; J. 
Cook, McRae; J. L. Gillis, Jr., 

•per ton; and R. M. Reynolds, Bain- 


{Lovely Miss Betty Sue Stoutamire, 
■ Tallahassee, Florida, was chosen 
ss Gum Spirits of Turpentine '50, 

[i the beauty contest held at Twin 
ikes following the Barbecue Lunch - 
«. Miss Stoutamire was sponsored 

I' R. H. Gibson, an AT-FA director. 

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7/te Govel 

Governor Herman Talmadge receives 
ree tings and thanks fromSmokey, the 
ire^ preventing Bear! The Governor 
a presented with a specially-let- 
tered Smokey standup poster at the 
950 annual meeting of the Georgia 
ores try Association held at Macon 
n mid-April. 

The presentation was made by Kirk 
Jtlive, left, Association President, 
ol lowing the Governor's address, 
mter is B. M. Lu four row. Executive- 
Bcretary of the Association. 

Miss Betty Sue Stoutamire, of Tallahassee, 
Florida, holds the victors cup ofter her 
selection in beauty contest at AT-FA meet. 

Page Five 

Georgia Forestry 

SmoHue/ Pi 

The 1950 Emanuel County Pim 
Festival held April 28 brought 
cord crowd of more than 8,000 p 
to Swainsboro. 

This fifth annual Festival 
biggest and most elaborate of 
began with a mile-long parade i 
morning. More than 50 col 
floats, several bands, and uni 
the armed forces made up the pe 
The beautiful floats depict* 
Festival theme "Protected 
Provide ' ' , and represented ea 
the Emanuel County schools, orgs 
tions of the county, and c< 
enterprises of the area. 

The Garfield School float won 
place in the competition 
schools. Stillmore School 
second and Wesley School 
Among the organizational float 
4-H Club won first place, the 

PUE TREE ROYALTY. Miss Bunny Bailey, Swains- g^2n^ a ^b S^rd "wTnn 
*oro, Pine Tree &een with her Lng, Grady Johnson. ^S^?cM^otllSum 

At extrene right is Princess Jo Ann Kenp and at j # p 
extreme left Prince Hugh Johnson. 

Mathis Lumber Company, 

QL fl'iLL o^uouu fuvti, jtrst place winner in School competition. (Photo by Atlanta Jifi 

May, 1950 

flee ^edfatol 

P «R* Six 

e Hollaway Company placing second 
d the J. W. Kea Company third. 

following the parade, Guy ton De~ 
■ch, Director, Georgia Forestry 
■nistien, spoke briefly, and W. 
rk Sutliye, Director of Public 
lations, Union Bag and Paper Com- 

l£ d S llvered the Principal address 
the Festival. 

i*i a 8pe S* al . feat "™ of the 1950 
i named Emanuel County's Man of the 
Si il F ?. rei i try - Hl » ^dow, Mrs* 
&^V Du / d t en ' tcc n}ted the award 
behalf of her late husband. She 
ipreiented with a handsome framed 
oil bearing the citation. The 

LJ?I' P urden *" one of the 
«ty s pioneer timber conserva;- 
nitti, a substantial forest owner. 
*^*- *" tl J n ! ""PPorter of forest 
tec t ion and development. 

(Continued on Page 8) 

Virgil E, Durden named posthumously as 
Emanuel County 1 s Man of the Tear in Forestry, 
Mrs, Virgil E. Durden accepts the award on 
behalf of her late husband. V, 0. Phillips, 
right, Emanuel County School Superintendent, 
makes the presentation, (Photo by Atlanta 
Journa I ) 

DAfCIMO ROUMD THE PIES TREE POLE in one act of the beautiful Pine Tree Pageant, 

P&gc Seven 

Georgia Forestry 

RaHfe* H0444td44fl 

Ranger W. G. Simmons , Spalding 
County, received a fine compliment 
from Superior Court Judge Chester A. 
Byers, Griffin. Judge Byers wrote 
Simmons as follows: 

"I want to take this opportunity 
of thanking you and your men for an- 
swering a fire call to my property on 
the HighFalls Road night before last. 

"I appreciate your efforts and I 
am proud of you. At. first I was 
against the expense of your system, 
but since seeing it work for some 
time I am convinced it is a good thing 
for the people, that is, your depart* 

"I would appreciate meeting you 
personally and all of your men. ' ' 


Ranger Hubert D. Billue and the 
Wilkinson County Unit were praised 
recently by the Grand Jury. The 
Grand Jury presentment said, ' 'we 
wish to commend the Wilkinson County 
Fire Protection Unit for the splendid 
work they are doing. ' ' 


F. E. Blasingame. Ranger of Jones 
County, was seriously injured recent- 
ly while chasing a smoke. The ieep 
he was driving hid a blow-out, throw- 
ing the vehicle out of control. The 
jeep crashed on a ditch bank and over* 

Blasingame received a mild head in- 
jury, multiple skin abrasions on the 
face and chest, a right chest and 
pelvic injury. 

L. W. Jones, Jr.. Jones County 
Patrolman, riding with Blasingame, 
received multiple fractures of the 
pelvis and internal injuries. 

All join in wishing for Blasingame 
end Jones a quick and full recovery. 

Ranger William H. Nims, Morgan 
County, and his unit are the first 
public servants to be praised by the 
lladisonian in a new series of arti- 
cles. The article gives a sketch of 
Nims* background and a picture, and 
outlines the work of the Unit. 

The lladisonian says, "of public 
servants, Morgan County has many. 
Too often the services they render go 

un-sung Mr. Nims is on the 

job both day and night when necessary* 
He and his force have proved a great 
asset to Morgan County. ' ' 

Randolph Roddenberry, Colquitt 
County Ranger, and his Dispatcher J. 
B. Rayburn, recently received high 
praises from J. 0. Stewart, Moultrie. 

Mr. Stewart writes that as he and 
J. T. Bar field were coming home one 
night, "we found that my barn was on 
fire, the fire being in the corn-crib. 
Smoke was rolling from the barn as if 
someone were firing a' boiler with 

coal Officer Barfield called 

Ranger Roddenberry who came to my 
farm with Rayburn and two of their 
trucks within a very short time after 
Barfield had called them. Within 30 
minutes after their arrival they had 
the fire under perfect control. I 
give these two boys the credit for 
stopping a $15,000 fire. I have never 
seen anyone more thorough in their 
work than Roddenberry and Rayburn. 

' 'Several weeks ago, my son Frank 
was burning off a pasture and very 
soon after he started burning the 
pasture, these same fire fighting 
Rangers were in this pasture offering 
their help. How they got to my pasture 
so quickly, I do not know. 

"Until a few weeks ago. I hardly 
knew that we had such valuable men 
in this County. I wish that there 
were several such stations in this 
County so that the County would be 
protected the same as any City and 
that each station had just such men 
•« Roddenberry and Rayburn. ' ' 

May, 1950 

Page Eight 

HI Forestry Camp Set For June 

Georgia* a iixth annual 4-HClub 
ores try Camp will be held at Laura 
alker State Park, near Waycross, 
une 5-10, according to announcement 
yC. DorseyDyer, Extens ion Service 
orester, and R. J. Richardson, Ex- 
ension Service 4-H Club leader. 

More than 100 boys, representing at 
east 50 counties, are expected to 
ttend. Scholarships to attend the 
amp are awarded on the basis of good 
ores try project work. During the 
ast year more than 2,500 Georgia 4-H 

Club members carried out forestry 
projects on areas of more than 10,000 

Field work and study at the camp 
will cover fire fighting and fire 
prevention, firebreak construction, 
planting forest tree seedlings, 
thinning operations, timber manage- 
ment, approved naval stores practices 
and tree identification. 

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(Continued from Page 6) 

« SfiWfaSyAtfS?. •£: JfiLRsteL *?_/«'~«* by the 

wBvia Kowiand, seventh grade stu- 
ent in Emanuel County Institute, was 
Mjed as the grand winner in the 

Bo t 7.. 6,,ay conte « t - ^re than 
:2^2i e " a / 8 ***"? prepared by the 

ubiect The Importance of Forestry 
5 Emanuel County" ry 

r^JL^^- 100 demonstrations, 
id wood chopping and sawing compel 

ili° n ii w tu e c 5 n * lct f d in the •**•*- 
Jf? °Jx ^Emanuel County Forest 

wvii? 1 %* ""^E. the direction 
r Walter Stone, County Ranger. 

The gala Festival day was fittingly 
limaxed with the crowning of the 
IneTree FestivalQueen and her court 
id the presentation of the gigantic, 
roe- to- life Pine Tree Pageant under 
ie lights of the Swainsboro ball 

Lovely Mi is Bunny Bailey, of Swains - 
»ro, received the crown and royal 
be as Pine Tree Queen. Grady John- 
ft was named her King, little Jo 
5 £*5P wai '"""•d ■■ the Princess 
a Hugh Johnson was chosen as the 

rhe forestry pageant, a new and 
ique feature of this year's Festi- 
1. was excellently presented and 
picted the importance and value of 
e pine tree from the days of Grecian 
ory to the present day of Tree 
rising. The fast -moving spectacle 
I cast entirely from the ranks of 
too It of Emanuel County and was 
iff the direction of Mrs. Jack 
ikins. * 

£ x 2£y tl !S. b ? ard which included: " J.F. 
Mathis, Chairman, L.F.Bradford, Vice- 
chairman, Earl Varner, Secretary 
Woodruff Key and W. O. Phillip, I* 

nn f*Ji* *I\* f^tival witches as ?-5 
Club float passes in Parade. The giant 

lltkZ l ?LYS 't'toroteh constricted 
in the traditional green and white and 
was pulled by a tractor. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

gpeA Summe* Meet May 17 

The summer meet ins of the Southern 
Pulpwood Conservation Association, 
Area 3, which includes Georgia, will 
be held Wednesday, May 17, at the 
General Oglethorpe Hotel, Savannah, 
according to announcement by H. J. 
Malsberger. Association General 
Manager and Forester. The program of 
the one-day meeting includes an alt- 
day field trip followed by a social 
hour, banquet and entertainment in 
the evening. The day's events are 
planned to be of special interest to 
dealers and producers. Printed pro- 


grams will be provided prior to te 
meeting date. 

Malsberger stated that separte 
meetings are being held in each at a 
in order to provide programs appr- 
priate to local conditions and u 
allow attendance by a larger numbr 
of local persons. The Area 2 meeti? 
will be held May 9-10 at Mobil 
Alabama, and the Area 4 meeting 
scheduled for May 23-24 at Pinehun 
North Carolina. 

By Ed Nofziger 

Forest Service, U. 8. Department of Agriculture 

" ft swtwetc Itnlt, when yov work in fhc woodi you have to watch 
what you're doing every minute." 

"fly, 1950 


Page Ten 

(Continued from Page 2) 

idriress immediately following the 
speech by Governor Talmadge. Sutlive 
ireviewed the past progress and ac- 
complishments of the Association and 
i:old of the big part of the organiza- 
tion in enlisting the cooperation and 
jiupport of the public in forest pro- 
jection and development. 
i Other speakers at the morning 

ession included James W. Cruick- 
fchank, Forest Economist, Southern 
'orest Experiment Station, who dis- 

ussed ''Plans for the Forest Survey 
>f Georgia", and Marlin Bruner, E. 

1~. D"? 00 * Company, who spoke on 

'Chemistry and Trees * ■ . 

State Forester Guyton DeLoach 
pened the afternoon session with a 
eview of the expansion made in act- 
vities of the Georgia Forestry 
ommission during the past year, and 
n outline of the objectives and 
lfficulties that lie ahead as ex- 
tension continues. DeLoach expressed 
ppreciation for the cooperation and 
tupport received from landowners, 
ne general public, and the news- 
lapers and radio stations of the 
[tate. He expressed pride that ex- 
ansion of the Commission activities 
has been successful in spite of the 
jet that we have just suffered one 
t the worst fire seasons .in many, 
iny years." 

Highlighting the afternoon session 
as the naming of Georgia's first 
aster Tree Farmers. The awards were 
ide at a Tree Farm Forum with Chann- 
ig Cope aa moderator. As part of the 
ree Farm Forum, J. C. McClellan, 
>rester, American Forest Products 
idustries, related the history of 
le Georgia Tree Farms System. Trios e 
mored as Master Tree Farmers were: 
jrdell Andftrson, Demorest; J. W. 
lith and sons, Juniper; J. P. Lam- 
rt, Dade County; R. E. Tuten, Alamo: 
C. Fancer, Pearson; and Central 
orgia Council, Boy Scouts of Amer- 
• f Macon. 

Sixteen new Georgia Tree Farms were 
lio established in ceremonies during 
he Tree Farm Forum. All sections of 
lie state were represented aa the 
allowing; were newly-certified aa 
lorgia Tree Farmers : S. B. Speer, 
Ichmond, County; Gair Woodlands 
>rporation, Savannah; George W. 
Mely, Camden County; Claude P» and 
urlee C. Herman, Greenville; D. W. 
iddeil, Athena; Interatate Land and 

Development Company, Jones and 
Twiggs Counties; Armstrong Cork 
Georgia Tree Farms, Inc., Crawford 
County; R. C. Adams, Bainbridge; 
William A. Green, . Canton; Canton 
Cotton Mills, Inc., Cherokee County; 
Chicopee Manufacturing Corporation, 
Hall County; Mose Gordon, Commerce; 
W. F. Hall, Sparta; L. M. Moye, Jr., 
Lumpkin; Robert H. Rush.Hawkinsville; 
and J. T. Grady, L. M. Coffee and 
Archie Coffee, Dodge County. 

Frank Heyward, Gay lord Container 
Corporation, concluded the afternoon 
session with ar* illustrated lecture 
on the growth of pine plantations. 

Following adjournment of the con- 
vention, five new directors of the 
association were elected at a meeting 
of the Association membership. Those 
named as new directors were A. R. 
Shirley, Valdosta, R. H. White, Jr., 
Atlanta, HobartManley, Jr. , Savannah, 
Kirk Sutlive, Savannah, and John 
McElrath, Macon. 

£AQ t Alum*a Meet 

The Georgia Chapter, Society of 
American Foresters, and University of 
Georgia Forestry School Alumni held 
a joint meeting in Savannah on April 

The Society group held a prelimi- 
nary discussion of a licensing bill 
for foresters and the bill waa read 
and unanimously approved in princi- 

?le. Detailed discussion of the 
icensing bill waa set for the August 
meeting of the Georgia Chapter ,S. A. F. 
The Georgia Forestry School Alumni 
discussed ways and means of further- 
ing the interest of the School of 
Forestry and collected funds for use 
in erecting a plaque of honor of 
Foreatry School graduates who loat 
their Uvea in World War II. In the 
election of officera, the Alumni 
group named Tim Spiera, Central of 
Georgia Railroad, President, Bob 
Dixon, Osmose Wood Preserving Com- 
pany, Vice-President, and Leon Har- 
greaves, Secretary -Treasurer. 

Union Bag and Paper Corporation and 
Gair Woodlands were hosts to the 
group at a social hour and banquet 
held in the evening. 









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Page Che 

Georgia Forestry 


Forests Provide A Bulwark 

(From the Moultrie Observer) 

Forest lands are a comparatively common 
sight in the Southland. Georgia has its 
full share of the forests. But have you 
ever, while glancing at these stately 
trees and the young seedlings peeping up 
through the grass, given studied thought 
to the great significance of these fores t- 
ed acres? 

Georgia, according to recent reports, 
ranks second in the nation in forest 
agreage. There are an estimated 
25,000.000 acres allocated to forests. 
This is smaller than the acreage which 
stood in virgin forests a half-century or 

It Could Scorch 
A Man's Soul 

(From the Griffin Daily lews) 

It is difficult for us who live inside 
the city limits to realize the utter help- 
lessness of farmers and others in the 
county whose homes and barns and fields 
caught fire before the days of county 
fire protection. 

Of course the neighbors pitched in and 
helped out best they could. But without 
modern fire fighting equipment there was 
little that the bucket brigades could do. 

All too often Spalding County farmers 
have watched their homes and lite savings 

Ro up in smoke. It was a pathtic end 
eart- rendering sight. The utter futility 
of it all was enough to scorch s man's 
soul as well as bum down his hard earned 
property. , 

At last this has been changed with the 
advent of county fire protection. When 
the county fire rangers moved into 
Spalding County fear and helplessness 
moved out of many a farm * 

slightly more ago. But it represent! 
gain in the last few years, for fire pi 
tection programs and reforestation i 
being practiced to a far greater ex tc 
than be fore World War II. 

These forests which cover a a 
siderable portion of Georgia 
landed territory, are a vital pa 
of the state's economy. Lates 
figures show that forests contrJ 
bute about $300,000,000 annually to ti 
income of the people through all phajii 
of the industry. Surveys have shown tL 
about 120,000 Georgians are employed 
the forestry and wood products opera to 

It can be seen from the size of 
forest acreage and the income that ti 
phase of our economy is a bulwark agaii 
hard times and a lower standard of 11 vi 
To maintain this high annual income it 
necessary, therefore, to protect tl 
which we have and to promote i 

The state is now allocating more t 
three- fourths of a million dolli 
annually to the protection and impro 
ment of the forests. The millions of i 
young seedlings being P^ed each y 
are indicative of the stimulated ^ctiv 
which has been going on throughout 
various sections of Georgia. 

Mindful of what role the forests 
playing in our state's economy and t 
of the individual, we need only to 1 
at these young trees coming on tovisu 
ise more dollars for Georgia in the rut 
if we remain alert to the potential! t 
which they possess. 

Georgia Forestr 

vol in 

MAY, 1950 


A monthly bulletin oubii shed by 
Georgis Forestry Commission, 
Stste Capitol, Atlanta. Entered 
second-class matter at the P< 
Office, Atlanta, Georgia, under * 
act of August 24, 1012. Membt 
Georgis Press Association 

June, 1950 

p «ge Two 

Damage Figures Emphasize Severity 
of Fire Season; April Losses High 

During the seven months period between 
ctober 1 and April 30 — the worst forest 
ire season experienced in Georgia in a 
ecade — 9,000 separate wildfires swept 
ver more than 281,000 acres of Georgia 
Drest land in protected counties alone. 
iiere is no way to determine fire losses 
ii unprotected counties. 

In disclosing figures on the fire loss 
i protected counties since October 1, 
jyton DeLoach, State Forester, stressed 
lie fact that only through the vigilance, 
iff iciency and tenacity of the fire f ight- 
ig forces has a much larger fire loss 
ben averted. DeLoach stated that 
"'throughout the fire season fire sup- 
ires s ion forces of the Forestry Com- 
us ion, private industry and other or- 
mi rations have been combined in their 
reatest fight against forest fire loss 
i ten years. " 

4 'Many times during the past fire season, 
our fire crews have worked far past the 
point of seeming human endurance, and 
only in recent weeks have the weary fire 
fighters known any respite from the 
24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week fight to 
quickly detect, locate and suppress 
wildf i res , • * s aid DeLoach. ' "Ihe average 
size of the fires has been kept down. 
The work of the County Rangers and their 
assistants has prevented a loss many 
times greater than that actually suf- 
fered, he said. 

The record fire season has resulted 
from the conditions of drought and hi gh 
winds that have prevailed over the state 
for extended periods. Much of the time 
the woods have remained in a tinder-box 
condition with continuous fire danger 

(Continued on Page 10) 


V§nt to the tops of these trees. .and. .. .Left only this 

Page Three 

Georgia Forestry 

Seedlutf Production 
at AU-*lime. JlifU; 

in Shipment* 

An all-time hirfi production of 
44,325, 175 seedlings have been lifted 
and shipped from Georgia's three state 
nurseries during the planting season 
just completed. This will likely place 
Georgf ain the lead among all Southern 
states in the production of seedlings in 
state nurseries. 

Her ty Nursery at Albany led in shipments 
With a total of 21,360,350 seedlings 
shipped to landowners over the state. 
Shipments f rem Davisboro reached 18,029 
400 seedlings, and the Flowery Branch 

nursery produced 4,935,425 seedlings 

Slash pine seedlings made up 37,464, 751 
of the total production. Loblolly pin 
6, 383, 000 , Long leaf 392,475, and Blac 
Locust 84,950. Production at the Heart: 
and Davisboro nurseries was principal! 
of Slash pine, while most of the seedling 
shipped from the Flowery Branch nurser 
were Loblolly. 

Crawford Canty led in the nuubei 
of seedlings received from t ht 
state's nurseries. Seedling ship< 
ments to Crawford County tot a lee 
3,302.975. Dougherty County wai 
second with 1,670,000, Chatham thin 
with 1,501,550 and Emanuel fourtl 
with 1,485,500. Other counties ii 
which orders filled reached amillio* 
seedoings were Bibb, Wheeler, Jones. 
Randolph, Stewart, Webster, Twiggs 
Charlton and Glynn. These 11 
counties accounted for almost hall 
the seedlings shipped with 18, 795, 97! 

Following are the 

t of seedlings 

(Continued on Page 10> 


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CRISP rORSSTRT BOARD GATHiRS. Left to right, are J.V. Massey, Cris 
County Ranger, Holt Walton, C.C. Chappell, H. C .- Wkelche I, R~R n ' 
James L. Hardy, and Olin Vitherington, District forester. 

June, 1950 

Page Four 

ommission to Expand Protection 

rhe Board of Commissioners of the 
orgia Forestry Commission, meeting in 
vanriah on May 20 approved the Commis- 
an budget for the coming fiscal year 
i made plans to increase the acreage of 
orgia forest land under organized fire 
o tec t ion. 

'resent plans call for the establish- 
nt of forest protection units in ten to 
elve additional counties during the 
oing fiscal year. Plans call also for 
tensified enforcement of the state's 
rest fire laws, increased forest manage* 
nt services to landowners, and a broad- 
ing of the information and education 
rk of the Commission. Additional law 
forcement and management personnel 
11 be placed in some areas of the state. 

budgets of the county protection units 
approved by the Commissioners calls 
r continued financing of the county 
otection operations to the extent of 
o* thirds of the total amount. There 
11 be no reductions in budgets to the 
tent of lowering the efficiency of the 
ii vidua 1 county protection units. 

Prior to the Savannah meeting, the 
Commissioners were luncheon guests of G. 
Phillip Morgan, Savannah, Board Chairman. 
Other members of the Board include K.. S. 
Varn, Waycross, Henry 0. Cummings, 
Dona lsonvi lie, John M. McElrath, Macon, 
and C. M. Jordan, Jr. Alamo. Hobart 
Manley , Jr. was a guest at the meeting. 

7U& Gav&v 

Reaching 2,460 feet into the sky from 
the highest peak of Lookout Mountain, 
the High Point Fire Tower stands as a 
sentinel on guard against forest fires 
in the 200,000 acres of Walker County 
timber, jhe tower base is set in solid 
rock (See Story Page 5) and is surrounded 
by almost sheer bluffs. On clear days, 
vision reaches throughout several count- 

jEMENTS lookout tower 

Hss Audrey Veil Childers, President, Crisp County U-f? Council 
ristens Clements To^er. Gum turpentine substituted for the tra- 
vtonal champagne . 

'age Five 

Georgia Forestry 

^Joucfk *lowek fciuldUUf 

More tl»n 2400 feet in the sky above 
Walker County stands a newly-erected 
forest fire lookout tower that has es- 
tablished something of a record in 
tough construction jobs. 

Imbedded in solid rock on the highest 
point of Lookout Mountain, the tower is 
accessible only by foot. Before actual 
work on the tower could be started, two 
miles of road had to be constructed, but 
even this road ends about 200 yards from 
the actual tower site as the steep, wild, 
almost impassable terrain bars any 
closer approach by vehicle. To get steel, 
cement and other construction materials 
from the road to the tower base necessi- 
tated the construction of a jeep^powered, 
wood-track incline and carrying car box. 
The incline was built through an opening 
in the rocks (See Fhoto). The carrying 
box was moved up and down the incline by 
means of a cable lending from the carrying 

car, around a pulley at the top of thej 
cline and back to the jeep. When 1 
jeep went down the mountain road the 1 
would be pulled up to the top of the i 
cline. To lower the box again the je 
would be moved upward on the road. 

Sheer bluffs and treacherous crevi< 
surround the Tower base, the piers 
which are set in the solid rock of 
peak. Dynamite was used to blast 
foundation holes . 

The Tower protects more than 200, 
acres ofWalker County timber and affo 
almost unlimited vision on clear d- 
The Walker County Forest Protection 
also has a tower on Gulf Mounta in. 

District Ranger Pendley Holmes 
Walker County Forest Ranger Ralph 
Curdy supervised construction of 
road and the tower. Assisting Holmes 
McCurdy were Herschel Gray. Ifal Bead- 
Sonny Huggina and J. C. Maddox. 

Below, Ranger Ralph McCurdy points out one of the j°^ r .( ^?** 
piers that were set in solid rock. Dynamite was used to blast th* 


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r#* c*#i fisrir z>i/> rj* jcm. 

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right, is pictured with Personnel of his unit. hthers, left 
to right, are Berschel Gray, Hal Beachan, Sonny Hu 

J~C. Maddox. 

Ranger Ralph McCurdy, extreme 
hers, lef 
ggins and 

Plage Seven 

Georgia forestry 

Rcuufek Roundup, 

Spalding Ranger Bill Simmons chased 
and caught what was probably the fastest 
moving Fire ever detected in that County. 

While on his way to the postoffice, 
Simmons spotted smoke coming from the 
trunk of a car. Heavy traffic kept him 
from catching the burning car in town 
but he sighted it again near Pamona. With 
sirene going at full blast, and driving 
70 miles an hour, Simmons caught the car 
about two miles north of Sumy Side. 

A spare tire was burning and a suitcase 
containing clothes valued at $300 was 
lost, but other luggage and fishing 
equipment were saved. The owner, an 
Albany, New York tourist, could give no 
reason why the fire caught. He gave 
Simmons his hearty thanks for saving his 
car and baggage. 


James Re id, formerly Richmond County 
Ranger, has been named Harris County 
Ranger. Reidwill succeed John L. Cornell 
who resigned. 

Reid, a native of Athens, served as a 
Staff Sargeant in the Army for three and 
a half years. He is a 1948 graduate of 
the Forestry School of the University of 
Georgia and was formerly employed by the 
State Highway Department and the ABBC 
Railroad. He is married and is the 
father of one child. 


Edwin Eugene Kelly has become Richmond 
County Forest Ranger, filling the vacancy 
left when James Reid was transferred to 
Harris County. Kelly served in the Army 
Air Forces as a Staff Sargeant for three 
years. He and his wife and two sons will 
be located in Augusta. They lived in 
Decatur, Georgia until he became a Ranger 
in May. Kelly received his forestry de* 
gree from the University of Georgia and 
was formerly employed by General Motors. 


Rangers of the Eighth District met at 
Homerville, May 3, and enjoyed a day of 
fishing in the Okefenokee Swamp. All the 
"big ones" must have gone in hiding 
when they heard the Rangers were coming. 

Edward Alton Davenport, Jr. was employ! 
in taril as Lamar County Ranger. He six 
ceeds Howell J. Foster who resign* 
Davenport was a Staff Sargeant in t\ 
Army Air Forces for two and a half yean 
He resided in Columbia County befoi 
starting his duties in Barnesvillf 
Davenport received his Masters Degree 
Forest Management from the University 
Georgia in March. 


Roswell C. James was promoted to Pier* 
County Ranger in April. James had serve; 
asAssistant toRanger Earl L. Echols sirn 
September, 1949. James was promote, 
after Echols resigned. James, his wii| 
and two children reside in Pattersor 
He attended college for two years ar 
has experience in general woods opera tia 
Before he became Assistant Ranger. 1 
was owner and operator of a creosote plan! 

Mail to. Gawuf, 
PnevenUoH, Plea in 
Six Qewiaia QdieA \ 

For the first time, mail cancel la ti 
dies urging forest fire prevention wi, 
be used in post offices in five Geori 
localities, in addition to Atlanta. 1 
cancellation mark, which carries tl 
message, "REMEMBER - ONLY YC 
will appear also on many thousands 
letters in Macon, Augusta, Valdos 
Savannah and Albany. 

This increased coverage is being ma 
possible through individual ■ponsorsr 
of the use of the diet in cities otr 
than Atlanta. Sponsors in the vario 
localities include the Macon Chamber 
Commerce, E. L. Douglas, president, E. 
Doubles Lumber Company, Augusta, W. 
Oettmeier, Superior Pine Products Q 

?any, Valdos ta, T. W. Earle, Qair Woo 
ands, Inc.. Savannah, andM. H. Clark 
Foster Machinery Company, Albany. 

June, 1950 

Page Eight 

ulpwood Association Summer Meet 

lmost300 foresters, pulpwood producers 
dealers, landowners, and pulp com- 
y officials attended the Area 3 
r*r Meeting of the Southern Rilpwood 
serve t ion Association held May 17 at 
annah. Ihe one -day meeting began with 
jistration at the Union Bag and Paper 
poration's Sapelo Forest Headquarters 
I morning features of the field trip 
luded an inspection of the forest 
[■ery and a planting demonstration, 
,h under the direction of Bill Hood, 
l*i Bag and Paper Corporation, and a 
,4 building demonstration conducted 
C H. Niederhoff, West Virginia Pulp 
Paper Company and J. M. McClurd, 
nswick Pulp and Paper Company. 

.e afternoon's activities included 
[re suppression and equipment demons - 
»:ion conducted by John E. Mclver, 
'irnational Paper Company, observations 
'prescribed burned areas under the 
tion of E. D. Martin and E. A. Hinely, 

* * * 



poem fastened to trees in 
forests of Portugal) 

who pass by and would raise your 
land against me, hearken ere you 

larm me. 

am The heat of your hearth on the 
:old winter nights, the friendly 
'ihade screening you from sunnier 
•un, and my fruits are refreshing 
[iraughts, quenching your thirst as 
you journey on. 

Un the beam that holds your house, 
the board of your table, the bed on 
jmich you lie, the timber that 
'xiilds your boat. 

■m the handle of your hoe, the door 
>f your homestead, the wood of your 
pradle, the shell of your coffin. 

[am the bread of kindness and the 
I flower of beauty. 

[who pass by, listen to my prayer: 
harm me not . 

-Roadside Bulletin 

Gair Woodlands Corporation, and a burned 
area inspection and sunmary by Howard J. 
Doyle, Area Forester, S. P. C. A. 

The social hour, banquet and evening 
entertainment were held at the General 
Oglethorpe Hotel. Kirk sut live, Director 
of Public Relations, Union Bag and Paper 
Corporation, served as toastmaster for 
the banquet. 

Smokey Says: 

A great cash crop — Southern Pine! 

Cucuf Go*ded 

The Emanuel County forestry essay con- 
test held in the public schools in con- 
nection with the 1950 Pine Tree Festival 
drew a record response. More than 1,800 
essays were written as every elementary 
and high school student in the county sub- 
mitted an entry in the contest which was 
under the direction of Mrs. Dudley A. 
Hughes of Adrian. Title of the essays 
was The Importance of Forestry to 
Emanuel County r \ 

David Rowland, a seventh grade student 
in Emanuel Institute, was the winner of 
the grand prize in the contest and along 
with other winners will receive a trip to 
Savannah as guest of the Union Bag and 
Paper Corporation. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

EmoJzey fceaA Stoiy Book PuiUuUed 

Smokey, the fire prevent in' bear, has 
just published his own woodland story- 
book. Entitled "Shiokey Bear's Story of 
the Forest ' ' , the new 12-page story 
book is intended for the use of school 
children in grades from the third to the 
seventh. The book portrays in illustra- 
tions and words what trees are, what the 
forest is, and the values we get from the 
forest in commercial products, recrea- 
tion, and refuge for wildlife. The book- 
let shows the need for fire protection 
and the way in which school age boys 
and girls can help prevent fires. 

In carrying the story of the forest, t| 
booklet calls for the school child 
carry on such projects as learning 
identify trees, collecting and planti 
pine seeds, naming animals seen in t 
woods, identifying birds that are illu 
t rated, and listing some of the 
uses of wood. 

The booklet is illustrated by Har 
Rossoiland is presented by the Geor; 
Forestry Ooomission and the U. S. Fore 
Service, Southern Region. 


By Ed Nofzigcr 

Forest Servioe, U. 8. Department of Afrtooltnre 

'Wt'rt bavin* a bad drtam, Jot. Thtrc can't bt ptoplt Met that 

any mortl" 

June, 1950 


Pnfcp Ton 

(Continued from Page 2) 

lly readings of Class Four and Five. 
res have started easily, spread rapidly 
i wildly and been extremely difficult 

'Ugh points in the fire season, from 
b standpoint of numbers of fires and 
reage losses in protected counties, 
re during the last four months of 
•wary, February, March and April. The 
it severe losses were suffered during 
binary when fire danger conditions re- 
ined explosive for a considerable 
jigth of time and 2,388 fires burned 
»r 81,556 acres. April was the second 
rst month with 1,681 fires covering 
,634 acres, due to the fact that con- 
tions of drought and high winds con- 
luedrajch longer than usual this spring. 
rmally, the high danger of destructive 
res and large losses is lessened by 
5 end of March, and by the beginning of 
ril, the worst part of the fire season 


(Continued from Page 3) 

hipped into counties over the state: 

Bryan, 319, 009;Bulloch 482 ,000; Burke, 
58.900! Candler. 61,000; Effingiam, 
OOOjBibb, 1,411,800; Evans, 210,000; 
enkins 492, 500; Liberty, 18,000; Long, 
J, 000; Mcintosh 50,000; and Montgomery, 
14 500 

Carroll, 29,500; Clayton, 5,000; 
oweta, 73,900; Heard, 7,000; Lamar, 
.300; Meriwether, 127. 500; Newton, 8,600; 
ike, 1.500; Spalding, 13,550; and 
albot. 299,100. 

Cobb, 129,500; Dade. 1,200; Floyd, 37, 
00; Rjlton, 169,000; Gordon, 43,000; 
aralson, 7,000; Murray, 11,000; Paulding 
,500 and Polk, 30,000. 
Screven, 120,000; Tattnall, 18,000; 
Kwfcs3S9,000rTruetlen. 186,000; Wheeler, 
224, 000 ;Baker, 656, 700; Brooks, 122.000; 
alhoun, 308,600; and Colquitt, 38,000. 
Decatur. 966,000; Early, 114,000; 
redy. 63, 700; Miller, 10,000: Mitchell, 
18,500; Seminole, 142,500; Thomas, 
>I,000;Tift, 45,500; and Worth, 98,500. 
^ok, 23,000; Echols, 27,000: Glynn, 
,025.000; Irwin, 47,(J00; Jeff Davis, 
B, 500; Lanier, 47, 000 m and Lowndet 
17,000. • 

Troup, 247.800;Upson, 87. 000: Baldwin, 
♦8.500; Bleckelv, 73,000; Glascock, 
8.000; Hancock, 10.000; Jasper, 103,000; 
■fferson. 270.000; Johnson, 98,000; 
onei, 1,014,000; and Laurent, 818,600. 
Monroe, 170.000: Twiggs, 1,234,550; 
uhington. 4{A.806; Wilkinson, 146,100; 
•rtow, 49,500; Catoosa, 1,000; and 
hsttooga, 7,000. 

is passed. During March of this year, 
1,452 fires burned 45,637 acres, and 
January fire damage figures for protected 
counties show 1,671 fires with 45,175 
acres burned. 

Carelessness and incendiarism were the 
two principal causes of the destructive 
forest fires in protected counties of 
the state. Many fires were started from 
burning and clearing operations in fields, 
pastures and new-ground, and from so- 
called "control burning" operations 
in wooded areas. Large numbers of fires 
were started by camp fires built by 
hunters, fishermen ana campers, and by 
motorists who threw lighted cigarettes 
and matches out of car windows. DeLoach 
added "that to reduce the fire loss 
from malicious incendiarism, we are 
intensifying and expanding the law en- 
forcement activities of the Commission. * * 

Franklin, 25,000; Greene, 563,000; Hart, 
23,600; Lincoln, 25,000; and Nfedison, 

Walker, 74,000: Whitfield, 20,000; 
Appling, 127,000; Atkinson, 78,000; 
Bacon, 16,000; Berrien, 30 ,000; Brantley, 
21,000; Camden, 270,000; Charlton, 1,219, 
500; Clinch, 373,550; and Coffee, 75,500; 
Ben Hill, 236,000; Clay, 90,000; Crisp, 
417,500; Dodge, 448,000; Dooly, 151,600; 
Harris, 51,000; Houston, 853,100; Lee, 
233,500; Macon, 156,000; Marion, 232,000; 
Muscogee, 207,600; Peach, 235,500; Pul- 
aski, 102,100; and Quitman, 38,000. 

Pierce, 59,000; Telfair, 594,500; Ware, 
340,500; Wayne, 322,000; Bank, 15,000; 
Barrow, 6,500; and Cherokee, 181,000. 
McDuffie. 165,000; Morgan, 5,000; 
Oconee, 13,500; Oglethorpe, 105,000; 
Richmond, 423,300; Taliaferro, 6,000; 
Walton, 68,500; Warren, 24,000; and 
Wilkes, 553,000; 

Randolph, 1.115,000; Schley, 80,000; 
Stewart, 1,227,000; Sumter, 280,000; 
Taylor, 492,000; Terrell, 897,950; 
Turner, 388,000; Webster, 1,357,000; 
Wilcox, 258,000; and Butts, 11,000; 

DeKalb, 70,000, Fannin, 2,000, Forsyth, 
3,000; Gilmer. 5,000; Gwinnett, 18,500; 
Habersham, 69,050; Hall, 4 43, 000; Jackson, 
75,500; and Pickens, 43,000. 

Rockdale, 8,000; Stephens, 81,000; 
Union, 2,500; Clarke, 56,000; Columbia, 
234,000; and Elbert. 39.500. 



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Georgia Forestry 

Page Che 

Georgia Fofstry 


Progress in 

The Forest Fire 


Although progress is being made in 
fighting forest fires throughout 
Georgia - since 79 of the State's 
159 counties now have organized 
protection, the seven-month's period 
between October and May 1 was the 
worst fire season for Georgia in ten 

Over 9,000 separate fires swept 
over more than 281,000 acres of 
Georgia forests in the protected 
counties alone. 

Despite this period being one of 
the worst in the State's history, 
timber losses were held to a fairly 
low minimum in Crisp County during 
the same period, due to the establish- 
ment of a fire fighting program here 
last year by the Crisp County Forestry 
Board - with the. loss being held to 
1,955 acres being burnt over. It is 
estimated that 6,135 acres would have 
been destroyed if an organized pro- 
gram had not been in operation. 

Carelessness and incendiarism are 
the two principal causes of destruc- 
tive forest fires. Many fires are 
started from burning and clearing 
operations in fields, pastures and 
new- ground, and from so-called 
''control burning" operations in 
wooded areas. 

Other fires are started by camp- 
fires built by hunters; fishermen 
and campers, and by motorists who 
throw cigarettes and matches out of 
their cars. 


Forest Fire Fighting ( 


Georgia's forests are still goi 
up in smoke, showing that there 
a big job to do if we are to consei 
millions of dollars worth of < 
natural resources. 

The Georgia Forestry Commission 
ports that during the seven mon 
between October 1 of last year i 
April 1 of this year, 9,000 sepani 
wildfires swept over more than 281, 
acres of forest land in protec 
counties alone. Only 79 of the 
counties in the state now have 
ganized protection. 

Drought conditions made fin 
serious hazard during the se 
months, but the Forestry Commissi< 
records show that carelessness 
incendiarism still were theprinci 
cuases of the destruction by fi 

There was better cooperation 
more concerted fire fighting act 
in Georgia last winter than ever 
fore, but the efforts of all must 
redoubled if the state's valual 
timber lands are to be converted i 
future ca*sh. 

Georgia Foresti 

Vol. Ill 

JULY, 193D 


A monthly bulletin oubliahed by 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 
State Capitol, Atlanta. tat era 
aecond-clasa matter at the 
Office, Atlanta, Georgia, undei 
act of Auguat 24, 1912. Memfl 
Georgia Praaa Association 

July, 1950 

p age Two 




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Page Three 

Georgia Forestry 

70 Qe&Ufia Boyd. Will Attend QoHedlny d 
al Rooteuelt State Pc*k July 31 

Approximately 70 boys representing 
counties throughout north Georgia 
will attend the annual boys forestry 
camp set for Franklin D. Roosevelt 
State Park July 31-August 5. The 
campers have been selected on the 
basis of past achievements in fores- 
try and demonstrated interest and 
desire to learn more about forest 
protection and management. 

The camp is financed by four member 
mills of the Southern Pulpwood Con- 
servation Association. Contributing 
mills are Macon Kraft Company, Bruns- 
wick Pulp and Paper Company, Southern 
Paperboard Company and Union Bag and 
Paper Corporation. The Georgia 
Forestry Commission conducts the 

The weeks' forestry instruction 
and field experience for the campers 
will include fire control instruction 
and demonstrations, thinning, re- 
forestation, mensuration, marketing 
and harvesting. Field trips are 
planned for instruction and recrea- 

Instructors at the camp will include 
Howard J. Doyle, Area Forester, 
Southern Pulpwood Conservation Ass- 
ociation; J. F. Spiers, Forester, 
Central of Georgia Railroad; Ralph 
Helmken, Conservation Forester, Union 
Bag and Paper Corporation; J. C. 
Turner, District Forester, Georgia 
Forestry Commission; W. E. Roberts, 
Sandvick Saw and Tool Company; "-eorge 
W. Lavinder, District Foi ater, 
Georgia Forestry Commission and L. L. 
Lundy, Assistant District Forester, 
Georgia Forestry Commission. R. E. 
Davis, Georgia Forestry Commission, 
willserve as Camp Director. Speakers 
will include Guy ton DeLoach, Director, 
Georgia Forestry Commission; Harry 
Rossoll, IllustTator,SouthemRegion, 
U. S. Forest Service, and others. 

Those already nominated to attend 
camp are as follows: 
Steve Shurling. Washington; George 
Lamar Wilcher, GlascocK; Webb Davis, 

Tones; Benny Tanner, Johnson; Herbei 
Ihlta Jasper; Ji«my Bracewell 
Laurens; Roger Ryles, ^^ T in « *™S 
Clotfelter, Monroe; and E. L. Reece 
Jr. , Wilkinson County. 
. T. W. Garrison, Cherokee; Arch j 
Weeks, Gilmer; Earnest Nation; 
Habersham; Frank DeFoor, Stejphenj 
Goldman Mabrey, Banks; and Tnora* 
DeLong , Hal 1 County . 

Hubert Burke and Doy Forehand, Jei 
kins; Benjamin S. Miller, Burki 
Lewis Braddy, Jr. , and Jack Cannadj 
Candler County. 

Howard Alford, Morgan; LandNioho' 
son, Clarke: Talmadge Duvall, Gree 
David Randall , Wilkes; ClaudeConnel! 
Columbia; Stafford Garrett, Qcone 
James H. Adair, McDuffie; and Jol 
Owens, Elbert County. 

Bradford Lipscomb, Bartow; Sidn 
Cooper, Chattooga; Her aha 11 Worle 
Catoosa; Dewey Bishop, Cobb; Boh 
Lee Forester, Dade; Fred Beard, FI03 
Ishmal Pat Baker, Gordon: Milton Be^ 
Murray; J. M. Brooks, Paulding; 
Lindsey, Polk; Tames Ramey, Waikel 
Henry Burch, Whitfield; Kenneth 1 
Griffith, Haralson; and Donald Broi| 
Fulton County. 

H. L. Campbell, Jr. , Carroll; Tin 
Pike, Coweta; Jack Martin, Spaldin 
Lanny Ross Heath, Talbot; Marcel 1 
Copeland, Troup; Merrill Greathous 
Upson; Robin Fletcher, Butts; Hue 
Tnames, Clayton; Roger Knight, Hea] 
Kelly White, Henry; Dickey Gi 
Meriwether; and Ronnie Story, Pi 

*1lt& Covet* 

Hugh W. Dobbs, left, of At Ian 
newly -elected president of t 
Georgia Forestry Association, cc 
fers with B. M. Lufburrow, GFA I 
eovtive Secretary, on the progre 
of the Association' s expanded KB 
GEORGIA GREEN program. Dobbs j 
land manager for the Georgia Foi 

July, 1950 

Page Four 

avutdeA Afamed 

|he appointment of George W. Lavin- 
as Acting District Forester of 
i Four thDis trie t has been announced 
Guy ton DeLoach, Director of the 
Tgia Forestry Commission. Lavin- 
| succeeds W. L. Crisp who resigned 
accept a position with the J. C. 
kinson Company of Newnan. 

br the past year and a half Lavinder 
served as Assistant District 
ester of the Fourth District. He 
a graduate of the University of 
rgia School of Forestry and a 
ber of the Society of American 
esters. During the recent war he 
ved three years in the Army Air 

!obbs Heads 

ugh W. Dobbs, Atlanta, was elected 
rsident of the Georgia Forestry 
lociation at a meeting of the 
lociation's board of directors 
d June 2 at the Piedmont Hotel, 
.ant a. Dobbs is land manager for 
i Georgia Power Company and a long- 
le director and active supporter of 

he board of directors mapped plans 
acceleration of the 4 'Keep Georgia 
en* * and the Georgia Tree Farms 
grams, decided to set up a hardwood 
ageroent project on the Franklin 
•sevelt Warm Springs Memorial area 
flarra Springs, and agreed to donate 
ettrv badges for 4-H clubs at the 
nty level. 

ew officers elected to serve, in 
itions to Dobbs, included R. H. 
h, Hawkinsville, first vice- 
si dent, and Ha r ley Langdale, Jr. , 
dosta, second vice-president. 


Lavinder is married and is the 
father of one son. He and his family 
will continue residence at Newnan 
where the Fourth District Ofrfice will 
be maintained. 


New appointments and re-appoint- 
ments of County Forestry Board mem- 
bers have been announced by Guy ton 
DeLoach, Director Georgia Forestry 
Commission. The five members of the 
County Forestry Boards have varying 
terms of office of from one to five 
years, and the current appointments 
are to fill vacancies created by the 
expiration of the one-year terms of 
members of existing Boards and to 
create Forestry Boards in counties 
beginning organized protection 
July 1, 1950. Those Forestry Board 
members re-appointed to succeed them- 
selves are, with their counties- 
T^22I~ Cecil w * Cox » Junction City.' 
^£SLA~w H<? ^ an Tyler ' Monticello. 
HABERSHAM - Tom Born, Clarkesville 
PICKENS - Will Teague, Jasper. RABUN 

(Continued on Page 10) , 

Page Five 

Georgia Forestry 


One *l Modi ItrteaUniH? <** 

Potentially ZUudtvu**" 4*** 

The third week of June brought to 
southeast Georgia "one of the most 
threatening and potentially dis* 
astrous forest fire situations ever 
encountered" in that section of the 

Weary fire fighters battled for two 
days andnights in some sections along 
a 75-mile tire- front to bring under 
control the series of destructive 
b J ares that raged through valuable 
timber land from Eastman in Dodge 
County to Jesup in Wayne County. 

The fires started early in the 
afternoon of Sunday, June 18, in 
hundreds of places along railroad 
rights-of-ways in Bleckley. Dodge, 
Telfair, Jeff Davis, Appling and 
Wayne counties. All counties were 
under organized forest fire protec- 
tion except Jeff Davis and Bleckley. 
After fighting the fires for two days 
the Protection Units brought them 
under control and mop up work began 
in protected counties. 

State Forester Guy ton DeLoach 
arrived on the scene a few hours after 
the first outbreaks were reported and 
directed the fire fighting ope rat ions. 
He stated that "the series of blazes 
made up one of the most threatening 
and potentially disastrous forest 
fire situations encountered in south- 
east Georgia, because of the great 
number of separate fires, the large 

area over which the different fir 
were started, and the dry, wir 
weather. * * 

DeLoach stressed the fact that 
rapid and efficient mobilization 
all Commission personnel and equi 
ment, the help of landowners i 
other volunteers, and the cooperati 
and assistance of industry for< 
made it possible to cope with * 
highly- explosive situation and pi 
vented the destruction of many th< 
sands of acres of valuable timber 
He praised ' 'the efficiency, tenac 
and endurance of the fire fight 
forces in preventing losses n 
times greater than actually suff< 

A radio -equipped airplane was 
gaged by the Georgia Forestry O 
mission and brought in to help 
reconnaissance and directing of 
fire fighting operations. The For 
try Commission also mobilized equ 
ment and personnel from the Waycrl 
District Office and surround! 
counties of Brantley and Wayne. 

Appling County, the main trou 
3pot, reported approximately 40 fi 
and about 1,300 acres burned dur 
the48hours that thewildfirts raj 
Four buildings were also reported^ 
troyed in Appling and Jeff Da 

More New Georgia Forest Industries 

The increase in Georgia's forest 
industries goes ahead, opening new 
markets for the state's valuable 
timber crops. 

Washington County will soon h«ive 
another veneer mill to process pine 
and hardwood logs. The Sanders vi lie 
Veneer Company, to be located between 
Tennille and Sandersville, will em- 
ploy about 30 people and will special- 
ize in veneer board and veneer rruit 
containers. Present plans call for 
the plant to be in production by July. 

The American Wood Preserving Com- 
pany has begun operation at its loca- 
tion on the Flains Highway near 

Americus. The plant occupies an 
acre tract and includes a compl 
creosote pressure treating pla 
creosote storage capacity of 15, 
gallons and office building, 
plant, which is equipped for press 
creosote treatment of fence pos, 
poles and pi ling and timbers, is ow 
and operated by Edgar Shipp, Jr. 
JohnE. Shipp, III. 

Statesboro is the location of 
new, up-to-date concentration \ 
and plan mill being constructed 
Southern Pine Products Compa 
Augusta. The new plant represent! 

(Continued on Page 10) 

m ^ms * 

111 I 

AT 4-H FORESTRY CAMP. J. F. Spiers, (left foreground) Forester, Central 
of Georgia Railroad, instructs group in hand planting of pine seedlings. 

1-cM Qosi&ittof Gamp. 2b>uuud 98 BotpL 

Ninety-eight boys, representing 55 
:ounties, attended the sixth annual 
it-HClub forestry camp, held June 5-10 

t Laura Walker State Park, Waycross. 
lie boys received instruction in fire 
rontrol, hand and machine planting of 
eedlings, thinning, harvesting, 
larketing, naval stores production, 
lensuration, and disease and insect 

Included on the camp program was a 
our of the Savannah plant of the 
n ion Bag and Paper Corporation, which 
urnished financial support for the 

The camp was directed by C. Dorsey 
Iyer, Extension Forester, Georgia 
gricultural Extension Service and 

I J. Richardson, Assistant State. 4 *H 
lub Leader, M. E. Nixon, District 
orester. Georgia Forestry Commiss- 

on, assisted with the overall con- 
ducting of the program. 

Instructors included Jim Spiers, 
Forester Central of Georgia Railroad; 
Ralph Helmken, M. S. Aycock, and 
C. E. Lavely, Union Bag and Paper 
Corporation; John E. Herndon and 
James C. Turner, Georgia Forestry 
Commission; Charles T. Shay, Field 
Inspector, Naval Stores Conservation 
Program, and Walter L. Chapman, 
Assistant Extension Forester. 

Competitive examinations were given 
to all the campers and those making 
outstanding grades were awarded 
prizes. Winners included Barrett 
Sanders, Terrell County, Wayne Webb, 
Lowndes County, Billy Middleton, 
Talbot County, Edward Johnston. 
Chatham County. Sonny Harris, Wayne 
County, and Roger Dean, Atkinson 
County. Dean led the entire group of 
campers on the examination. 

extreme right, of Union Bag and Paper Corporation, does the instructing. 

P*ge Seven 

Georgia forestry 

jdadtf jbUfuUcAe* 

Jovfel^rfJ^ %°- £?~l d '\ ( < omiy t ' a ia * dispatcher-secretary, *r*j 
inVatrollinfl'ehiflet: *** iOCatl ° n ' as "»* e '<» **• «" «*««< or- 

July, 1950 

\o4Ujeb (taundufL 

Page Eight 

Ranger N. A. Medford and the Cobb 
>unty Forest Protection Unit have 
reived ringing praises from the 
>bb County Advisory Board. The 
iree-man board said officially, 
We commend the Unit and their 
itstanding work. 1 * The Advisory 
«rd simultaneously approved the 
>51 budget which provides for the 
irchase of a new 300-gallon capacity 
imp truck for the Unit. 

* * * * 

* * 

Ranger 01 lie L. Knott, Troup County, 
i just recovering from a siege in 
le hospital. Over -exhaust ion during 
le fire season plus threatened 
jpendicitis has accounted for his 
ilness. All join in wishing Knott a 
tst and complete recovery. 

J. B. White has been promoted to 
County Forest Ranger of Chattooga 
County. He succeeds Burl Gaylord 
who resigned. White has served as 
Assistant Ranger since January 1°49. 
He is a Navy veteran and belongs to 
the Chattooga County Wildlife Con- 
servation Club. Ke and his wife will 
reside in Summerville. 


Ranger Randolph Roddenberry, Col- 
quitt Cointy, has set up an interest- 
ing exhibit in the large Farmers' 
market there and he reports plenty 
of patronage. The exhibit is built 
around some large photographs show- 
ing each and every step in fire de- 
tection, location, attack and sup- 

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Area Forester, Southern Pulpwood Conservation Association , awards bow 
saw to Tom Barrett, left, of Cornelia, winner of the timber thinning 
1 competition. W.E.Roberts, ridht, Sandvik Saw and Tool Company , looks 
en approvingly. Photo courtesy Bill Miller, Gainesville Daily Times 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

JlandLooh Qive* Qotedt Oum&U *]ipA> 

The Georgia Agricultural Hand- 
book, just published by the Agricul- 
tural Extension Service, University 
System of Georgia, includes a com- 
plete Forestry chapter and affords 
forest owners valuable guides in 
the production and marketing of tim- 
ber crops. 

easily understandable form. The 
forestry chapter and the entire 
handbook represents an endeavor to 
provide practical answers to many 
of the practical questions which 
confront the small woodland owner 
in Georgia. Subjects included are 

Many different phases of prot< 
tion, reforestation, harvesti^ 
measurements, marketing andutil i; 
tion are covered in the materi 
which is presented in simplify 
the extent and value of Georgia! 
forests, methods of reproduction 
timber stands, methods of hand a 
machine planting with diagramati 
illustrations, recommended cutti, 
practices, fundamentals of fire pr 1 
vention and fire suppression, me 1 
suring and marketing of wood pW 
ducts, wise naval stores practice 
treating fence posts, and met hex 
of combatting insect and disea 
attacks in forest stands. 


By Ed Nofziger 

Forest Service, U. 8. Department of Agriculture 

'Always be careful— the woods you save are your own." 

July, 1950 

Tnge Ton 


(Continued from Page 5) 

•westment of more than $100,000 and 
wers a 47-acre tract two miles 
>>uth of Statesboro. When completed 
he plant will employ more than 100 
arsons, and will process lumber 
jpplied from fifteen portable mills 
Laced throughout that section of 

The Atlas Plywood Corporation has 

[sased the Brunswick plant of the 

idewater Plywood Company and has 

»gun production of gum panels for 
le manufacture of doors and stock 

Lze door panels. More than 125 

srsons are employed at present and 

lis number will be gradually inc- 

One of Georgia's newest wood using in- 
is tries will be located in lbccoa, 
:ephens County. The new firm, Plastic 
jminators Co. , will manufacture wood 
sneer andplastic products tobe supplied 
> furniture manufacturers all over the 
S. The annual payroll will be approxi- 
itely $400,000 and the company will 
iploy 250 men. 

Construction work began during the 
itter part of April on the first of two 
lildings to be used. Mien the second 
lilding is completed, employment will 
i increased accordingly. 

Oscar K. Battle, Ninth District 
Forester, has moved his headquarters 
to the Administration Building, 
Gainesville airport. The District 
office was formerly located in the 
City Hall. E. H. Terry, Chief Forest 
Fire Warden for the state, also has 
his headquarters at the new location. 
Battle and Terry can be contacted by 
telephoning No. 1140, Gainesville. 


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(Continued from Page 6) 

John V. A'rrendale, Tiger. CHEROKEE 

William Green, Canton. WILKES - 

H. Higginbotham, Washington. 

2DUFFIE - Allen Pannell, Thomson. 

CRGAN-W. N. Huff, Buckhead. % 

Forestry Boards already named in 
aunties starting organized protec- 
ton are: GRADY, R. E. Stringer, 
lomasville, Aulden Hawthorne, Cairo, 
F. Dollar, Cairo, Carlos Cone, 
liro and J. T. Mayfield, Cairo. 

MUSCOGEE- M. W. Jenkins, Columbus, 
red H. Schomburg, Columbus, Jake 
aff, Columbus. George M. Adams, 
Dlumbus and John Rigdon, Columbus. 

MERIWETHER - Tom Knight, Wood- 
Jry,Crowder Mitcham, Durand, Martin 
ibson, Woodbury, Sam Bulloch, 
inches ter and Claude Harman, Green- 

STEPHENS -William Jones, Toccoa, 
Horace Crump, Toccoa, Otis Steele, 
Toccoa, Richard Dean, Martin and 
Jones Yow, Eastanollee. 

TOOMBS - Tom Gay, Lyons, Edgar 
Fowler, Uvalda, H. H. Thompson. 
Lyons, R. E. Ledford, Vidalia and 
L. J. Usher, Lyons. 

DeKALB - E. P. McGee, Decatur. S. 
Ernest Smith, Atlanta, W. Sam Smith, 
Atlanta, Coy Elliott, Lithonia, and 
Scott Candler, Decatur. 

GREENE -R. L. Boswell, Greensboro. 
LCWNEES - Hariey Langdale, Tr.Val- 
dosta, PIERCE - J. E. Strickland, 
Mershan. CHARLTON - J. M. Wade, Folk* 
ston. CONSOLIDATED T. P. O. -A. V. 
Kennedy, Waycross. 



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Georgia Forestry 


Frior to July. !<*< 

Pt t m Protection July, 1940 through 
June, 1950 

P*g«n Protection July, 1050 

$ite GotUsuU Map 

Page Oie 

Georgia Forestry 


Forestry Training Camp 

(From the Savannah Morning Mews) 

Georgians are coining more and more 
to realize the value of our state s 
forests, and great strides have been 
irfade in recent years in conservation 
measures. Taking the lead in the 
program is the pulpwood industry it- 
self, which must depend on a ready 
supply of trees for its operations. 
The State Forestry Department is also 
playing an increasingly important 
role in promoting interest in Geor- 
gia's forests and stressing their 
importance in our economic lives. 
The job is largely one of public edu- 
cation, for without the support and 
co-operation of the public generally, 
no conservation program will be 

The Southern Pulpwood Conservation 
Association, representing the indus- 
try in the Southern States, will this 
summer provide camps where the care 
and wise use of forest trees will be 
taught to approximately 750 farm boys 
from nine states. The pulpwood in- 
dustry pays the costs of the various 
camps, while they are administered 
and instruction is provided by the 
Forestry Departments of each state. 

Here in Georgia the camp will take 
nlace July 30 through August 5 at 
Franklin Roosevelt State Park near 
Chipley. State Forester Guyton De- 
Loach will be in charge of the camp , 
and the cost will be taken care of by 
the Union Bag and Paper Corporation, 
the Southern Paperboard Corporation, 
the Macon Kraft Company, and the 
Brunswick Pulp and Paper Company. 

Here, indeed, is a worthy under- 
taking, a co-operative effort by 
industry and the state government, to 
promote something that is of value to 
both. This, and similar programs di- 
rected toward the conservation and 
wise utilization of our forest re- 
sources, will mean much to the South 

in vears to come. A great deal hi*, 
been accomplished already. Foref 
fires are not nearly as common i 
they were a few years ago. tajcn hei 
been done also to provide an adequai 
warning system for the detection < 
fires, and to have men and equipmei 
available to extinguish them. 

With a continuation of such fai 
sighted programs as the summer fore 
tr? camps for boys, the time is su 
to come when large forest fires wn 
be a thing of the past, and Georg^ 
will be green throughout the yea; 

<7Ae Coveb 

Organized forest fire protecti 
spreads over the face of Georgi 
The outline map shows the progrj 
made in the last year in extendi 
organized fire protection to nr 
than six million additional acr 
and bringing the total protected a 
to 15,981,434 acres. 

Georgia Forest? 

Vol. Ill 

AUGUST. 1950 

A monthly bulletin jpublithtd by 
Georgia l?*reetry OMemiaaion, J 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Interad 

&econd-claia matter at the n 
ffict, Atlanta, Georgia, under 
act of August 24, 1913. Meatb 
Georgia Praaa Association 

August, 19 50 

Pfl ge Tv*> 

Protected Acreage Near 16 Million; 
Seven New Counties Begin Protection 

Nearly 16,000,000 acres of Geor- 
ia Forest Jaod are now under organ- 
zed fire protection - more than ever 
efore in the history of the state, 
even additional counties began 
rganized protection July 1, bringing 
o S6 the total nunber of protected 
ounties and increasing the total 
rotected area to 15.QSt.434 acres. 

,Counties in which Forest Protection 
pits began operation July 1 include 
eKalb, Grady, Meriwether, Muscogee, 
»ombs. Bacon, and Stephens. County 
tores t Rangers have been employed and 
orestry Boards named in five new 
punties. The newly-protected coun- 
fies are in forestry districts 1, 2, 
I, 4, 8 and 9, with much of the newly- 
potected acreage being concentrated 
i the timber-rich areas of southern 
id southeastern Georgia. 

The new total of protected acres 
?present an increase of 6,419,557 
:res and 41 counties brought under 
"Otection since June 30, 1949. By 

the end of the present fiscal year it 
is expected that four or five addi- 
tional counties will start organized 

Mobile and power fire- fighting 
vehicles and equipment is being de- 
livered to the new counties. Vehicles 
being supplied new counties include 
power wagons, conventional pickup 
trucks, jeeps and jeep suppression 
plows, and jeep pickups, with each 
county being outfitted according to 
the requirements of fire fighting in 
the individual locality. 

County Forest Rangers have been em- 
ployed and are on duty inf ivecounties 
that began protection in July. County 
Forestry Boards have also been ap- 
pointed and are functioning in the 
counties in an advisory and assisting 

(Continued on Page 10) 


Page Three 

Georgia forestry 

Educational Program ^"^^ Salvage 
in Fannin, Towns, AdvUed 


Fannin, Towns and Union Counties 
are the locale for an intensive, 
educational program in forest pro- 
tection and development that has 
already begun under the joint aus- 
pices of the Georgia Forestry Com- 
mission and the Tennessee Valley 

Officially termed the 'Joint Pro- 
ject for Fire Control', the educa- 
tional campaign will serve to dem- 
onstrate to the public the need for, 
and many benefits of, organized fire 
protection, with the objective of 
establishing and maintaining Forest 
Protection Units in the three coun- 
ties. Organized forest fire pro- 
tection will be shown to be a sound, 
well-paying investment, and not 
merely an expense. 

Ollie C. Burtz, Educational Fores- 
ter, Georgia Forestry Commission, 
will direct the educational activi- 
ties. Burtz recently successfully 
completed a similar project in Walker 
and Catoosa Counties and prior to 
that time servedas assistantDistr ict 
Forester at Americus. '•'He is a grad- 
uate of the University of Georgia 
School of Forestry. Burtz .has es- 
tablished headquarters and residence 
at Blairsvi lie. 

As the educational project moves 
through its stages every available 
means will be utilized to reach the 
public and enlist the cooperation 
and active support of the citizenry 
of the area, the protection and fire 
prevention problems of the individual 
counties will be analyzed and the best 
means of solution evolved. Public 
cooperation and support will be sol- 
icited through civic, social and 
business organizations and out- 
standing personages. The populace 
will be shown the large contribution 
the woodlands make to their welfare 
at present, with special emohasis 
being placed upon the potentially 
much larger contribution of the pro- 
tected and properly-managed forest. 

Forest owners in southeastern Gel 
gia have been advised to salvages: 
quickly as feasible the timber tl 
has been killed or seriously weakej 
by the recent outbreaks of firesii 
tnat area. A special reminder was 1 
rected to the landowners in Jeff Dad 
and Appling Counties, where a reel 
outbreak of fires occurred along ri 
road rights-of-way in June. 

The advisory information came fjl 
Guy ton DeLoach, Director of the Geo! 
Forestry Commission. DeLoach stel 
' 'that in a number of areas in Soli 
eastern Georgia, **nd particularly! 
Jeff Davis and Appling Count ies , all 
percentage of kill and serious daral 
has been reported as a result ofli 
fires.'' He stressed the fact ' ' tl 
fires occurring during the sunl 
growing season are often more daman 
and result in a higher percentage! 
kill than do fires occurring in I 
dormant season , and insect and disfl 
attack is more immediate and severe! 
' 'These killed and badly burned til 
are highly susceptible to insect 1 
disease attack, and must be harvesl 
quickly if any of the original vai 
is to be salvaged,*' said DeLoaH 

Smokey Says: 

Nine out of ten forest fires are 
caused by man! 

August, 1950 

Page Four 

Suark Named Fire Chief; 
Dther Appointments Listed 

The appointment of H. E. Ruark as 
3iief of Fire Control for the Georgia 
Forestry Commission has been announ- 
ced by Guyton DeLoach, Commission 
Director. In this capacity, Ruark 
vill have charge of fire protection 
throughout the state, and will fill 
the position left vacant when DeLoach 
was named director of the Commission. 

Ruark was formerly Forester -Manager 
or Carolina Foresters, Inc., con- 
ulting foresters and sawmill opera- 
ors. He is a graduate of the Uni ver- 
ity of Georgia School of Forestry 
nd served as an Army Major during 
orld War II. He is a member of the 
ociety of American Foresters, the 
eterans of Foreign Wars, and the 
ethodist Men's Club. 

Ruark is a native of Apalachee, 
organ County, and is married and 
he father of two children. He and 
is family will make their home in 

Other recent appointments listed 
y DeLoach are, as follows: 

W. H. Nims, for the. past year Forest 
anger of Morgan County, frfjs been 
amed as an assistant to Tenth Dis- 
nct Forester James C. Turner at 
ashington. Nims principal activi- 
fes in his new position will be in 
ire protection and education. He is 
arried and the father of one child. 
e and his family will establish 
ssidence in Washington. 

James H. Hill, former Assistant 
upenntendent of Herty Nursery and 
ecently Acting Superintendent at 
avisboro, has been promoted to the 
jsition of Nurserv Assistant. In 
tus capacity, Hill will coordinate 
:tivities at the three state nurser- 
ss under the direction of L. C. Hart, 
r. , Assistant Commission Director.' 
gl| a native of Roswell and a Uni- 
srsity of Georgia Forestry school 
raduate, will have headquarters in 

Wiles S. Roger, for the past two 
ars Decatur County Ranger, has been 
omoted to the position of an Assist- 
it District Forester of the Second 
strict. In his new capacity, Roger 


will assist District Forester H. P. 
Allen and his principal activities 
will be in fire protection. 

Zach L. Seymour, former Talbot 
County Forest Ranger, has assumed 
duties as assistant toFourthDistrict 
Forester George Lavinder, with head- 
quarters at Newnan. Seymour is 
married and the father of two child- 

John Garnet Davenport has been em- 
ployed as Forest Fire Investigator to 
assist Chief Forest Fire Investigator 
E. H. Terry. Davenport was a Sergeant 
in the Infantry for 18 months. While 
Davenport helps cover the state in- 
vestigating forest fires and prose- 
cuting fire bugs, his wife and two 
children live in Atlanta. 

George Morris Calhoun, a native of 
Waleska, has been appointed Forest 
c 1Fe Inyestigator to ser*e in the 
Seventh District. 

Calhoun has served in the past 
as Deputy Sheriff of Cherokee County 
as Marshall for the town of Waleska 
as constable of the 1008th G\1 and on 
the police force. 

Page Five 

Georg: a Forestry 

fiayd id Roodevelt Pafik jo* %<MeAt*y Gamp 

As Georgia Forestry goes to press, 
approximately 70 boys from throughout 
the northern half of the state are 
converging on Franklin D. Roosevelt 
Park near Oiipley for the 1950 Georgia 
Boys Forestry Camp. The camp will run 
July 31 through August 5, and the camp- 
ers will experience a benificial and 
highly enjoyable week of forestry 
instruction and demqnst rations , 
recreation, field trips and entertain- 

Sponsors for this year's camp are 
the Macon Kraft Company, Brunswick 
Pulp and Paper Company, Southern 
Paper board Company and Union Bag and 
Paper Corporation, all of which are 
member mills of the Southern Pulpwood 

Conservation Association. The campj* 
directed by the Georgia Fores^y 

The camp will feature learning ij 
doing on the part of the campers, Mr. 
will learn methods of forest fire ci- 
trol, how best to measure and mar;t 
forest products, tree identif icatiw 
hand and machine methods of plant* 
seedlings, profitable thinning 9i 
forest stands, and the protection™ 
woodlands from insect and disejc 

Members of the camp staff and speafl 
scheduled to appear include: Hovrc 
J.Doyle, Area Forester, Southern Pip 

(Continued on Page Ten) 

FIGHT— -to save valuable McDuffie County timberland. Left to right, McDuffie Cou 
Forest Ranger Reuben Martin, B. F. Villard (driving tractor), Hed Usry, and James 
Turner, District Forester, Washington, prepare to plow one of many firebreaks u. 
to confine and suppress a 500-acre fire that raged .in the northern Part of McDuf 
County in late June. The fierce, fast-moving fire threatened to engulf seve> 
thousand acres of young forest growth in the Clark Hill watershed area and only 
round-the-clock efforts of the firefighters prevented such a loss. The tractor-a 
plow suppression unit pictured was dispatched to the scene from the Atlanta he 
quarters of the Georgia Forestry Commission. (Photo by McDuffie County Progrei 

tFM Ijjp^ 


August, 1950 

Page Six 

DeLoach Extends Thanks 

to Commission Personnel and 

Supporting Groups 

On the occasion of the end of one 
.seal year and the start of another, 
lyton DeLoach, Director of the Geor- 
a Forestry Commission, has released 
, statement expressing appreciation 
id gratitude for the loyalty, industry 
d cooperation of the personnel of 
le Georgia Forestry Commission, and 
^tending thanks for the vital support 
d cooperation given by many organi- 
ttions and agencies in advancing the 
Jbrk of the Commission. 

fDeLoach's statement was addressed 
l> the personnel of the Georgia Fores - 
ry Commission and to the Commission's 
riends, supporters, and co-workers 
iroughout the state, and read as 

''We in the Georgia Forestry Com- 
Ission have just completed another 
seal year of operation. This has 
?en a year of record expansion, with 
s many accompanying trials and 
fficulties. At the same time we 
ivebeen almost constantly faced with 
mditions which have made the past 
re season the worst in ten years 
re in the state. I believe we can 
1 hold justifiable pride in the 
\ct that the Commission' s progress 

has gone ahead unimpeded, and that 
record strides have been made :r» the 
protection and development of Geor- 
gia* s forests . 

' 'This progress has been possible 
through the loyalty, hard work and 
cooperation of the many individuals 
in the Commission , and for this I wish 
to extend my heart felt thanks and 
appreciation to each and every one. 
I would not forget the invaluable aid 
given the Commission by many other 
organizations and agencies through- 
out the state. The great support 
given our work by industry , business , 
the press and radio, and other public 
and private agencies has been a vital 
and essential contribution to the 
progress that has been realized. 

''In conclusion I would like to 
to express the hope that our forward 
strides can be sustained, and that we 
will enjoy the continued and in- 
creased support and cooperation of 

Very truly yours, 

Guy ton DeLoach, Director 
Georgia Forestry Commission 

Seep Green" Signs to be Placed 
n Highways 

Forest protection is fast becoming 
^byword on Georgia's highways. The 
ate's civic clubs and Chambers of 
erce are cooperating with the 
orgia Forestry Association in a 
oject to erect green- and -white 
tal signs throughout the state urg- 
g one and all to help ' 'Keep Geor* 
a's Forests Green . A total of 318 
tractive signs will be placed on 
incipal roadways in all counties, 
fnost three hundred signs have al- 
ady been erected by the Georgia 
restry Commission in protected 
inties throughout the state , carry- 
* the message ' 'Help Us Protect 
For est'', and these together 
th the KEEP GREEN signs will pre- 
it a strong appeal for public sup- 
rt in forest protection. 

The new signs are to be erected as 
part of the Association's activities 
directed toward expanding the Keep 
Georgia Green movement. Keep n ^or- 
gia Green Committees are being formed 
in all counties, with members of the 
committees being selected from the 
membership of the civic clubs in each 
county. Participating organizations 
include the Chambers of Commerce, 
Lions Club, Rotary Club, Kiwanis 
Club, Civitan Club, Optimist Club and 
Exchange Clubs. The prepared signs , 
together with the posts and other 
material needed, will be presented 
to the Keep Green Committees by the 
Forestry Association, and the signs 
will be erected with appropriate 

P»ge Seven 

Georgia forestry 

RaHfei Roundup. 


T. B. Hankinson, Liberty County 
Ranger, has been highly complimented 
by the Liberty County Herald for the 
''fine record*' established by his 
unit during the past year. The 
Herald stated recently in its lead 
editorial that *'Mr. Hankinson and 
his personnel are due much praise for 
the fine record being made in our 
County and deserve the full coopera- 
tion of our timber owners. ' ' ' 'Some 
of the outstanding work that has been 
done under Mr. Hankinson' s super- 
vision includes fire suppression and 
detection (full time); repair and 
maintenance of Unit grounds, equip- 
ment and buildings, educational and 
4 -H Club promotion in forestry, pro- 
motion* and information regarding 
forest management; pre-suppression 
fire break plowing, in season.'' 
The editorial stated further that 
' 'there have been thousands of acres 
of valuable timber saved from de- 
struction by fire due to the alert 

work of the unit Twelve pine 

seedling projects have been under- 
taken by Liberty County 4 -H boys. As 
a result of this splendid training 
under the direction of the Ranger, 
two of the boys will attend a free 
forestry camp at Warm Springs in 
Augus t . * 

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Ranger T. H. Bullard, Wilkes County, 
brings out an excellent point in his 
weekly column. Bullard tells his 
readers that most Georgia forest fires 
are not nearly as large and spectacular 
as fires in the western states, but 
nevertheless they are equally des- 
tructive and- often more dangerous. 
Speaking of Georgia's fires, Bullard 
says, r * small fires, yes, but they 
-destroy countless little trees that 
that would provide tomorrow's trees. 
Most of these fires are started through 
carelessness and indifference and are 
so small that no rtotice is taken of 
them. The landowner cannot afford to 
be indifferent. Stop these fires and 
timber "production will double.* ' 

Ranger Randolph Roddenberry, Col-| 
quitt County, has stirred up a lot oij 
enthusiasm with his contest to fine 
the biggest tree in his county. The 
nominations are pouring in andRodden 
berry reports he is hearing from^ 
lot of people who never before evi- 
denced an interest in Colquitt's 
forest resources. 

it it * 

Georgia Chapter, 
SAF, To Meet 

Georgia foresters will gather Augu 
10 and 11 at the School of Forestr 
University of Georgia, at Athens 
the 1950 annual meeting of the Georg 
Chapter , Southeastern Section, Socie 
of American Foresters. In announci 
the forthcoming annual meeting, 
Chapter officers stated that 
gathering will probably be of great 
personal importance to foresters th 
any meeting ever held in the stat 
Registration will be on the morning 
August 10. 

Of top importance on the agenda 
the discussion and consideration 
the proposed licensing bill for fo 
esters in the State of Georgia. I 
advance copy of the proposed bill wi 
be sent to all Chapter members pri 
to the meeting date in order th 
ample consideration can be given 
the provision of the bill before tJ 
discussions begin. 

Nominations for Chapter officers f< 
the coming year will be made, and 1 
technical forestry program will ii 
elude a number or short, conci 
papers. The entertainment highlig) 
of the session will be the banqu 
scheduled for the evening of August 1 

August, 1950 


P. D. Breckenridge of Columbus was 
timed president of the Southern Pulp- 
l'K>d Dealers Conservation Association 
':a meeting of the group July 13 at the 
isley Hotel, Atlanta. Breckenridge 
icceeds B. E. Pelham of Ellayille. 

Other new Association officers 
imed included G. Dewey Williams, 
igusta, vice-president, and Leo 
♦oredian, Hapeville, secretary- 

Judge Ben D. Turner of Mobile, Ala- 
una, told the group in a feature 
(dress that * 'Conservation of re- 
>urces is the key to our continued 
:istance, " and declared that south- 
n pine timber land is one of the ' 'best 
tvestments one could have. * * 

p «ge Eight 


E. Oswald Light sey, recent ly elected 
president of the-Southern Pine Assoc- 
iation, was featured speaker at the 
vacation meeting of the Southeastern 
Lumbermen's Club, held July 14 and 15 
at the General Oglethorpe Hotel, Sav- 

E. A. Scott, President, called the 
meeting to order at 10:30 Friday morn- 
ing and an informal discussion period 
followed. Light sey *s address was the 
feature of the afternoon. A cocktail 
party, banquet and dance highlighted 
the evening entertainment. 

The sessions were adjourned Saturday 
afternoon following a Shore Dinner on 
the hotel grounds. 

Pictured above is the new Coweta County Forest Ranger Headquarters ana rtssvaence, 
r om which Ranger E. P. Eubanks, Jr. is now directing operations of his unit. The 
fracture provides a reception room and business office, complete living quarters, 
\d shower facilities for fire-fighting crews. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

4o»*U>uf QeatnnA <U deAoWice-'Ute Wo*J^ 

Forest protection and development 
wpre among the principal subjects 
studied at the resource-use workshop 
held June 26-30 at the North Canton 
School in Cherokee County. The work- 
shop, one of the first of its kind 
ever held in the state, attracted 
public school teachers from through- 
out Cherokee County and other parts 
of the state, as well as a number ot 
experts and leaders in the various 
phases of conservation and resource- 

" Directing the forestry discussions 

and studies were Oscar C. Battle, 


District Forester, Georgia Forest « 

Commission, Gainesville, Nube i, 

B la lock, Cherokee County Joreil 

Ranger, Lee Evans, Sr. , and Elvj 

Dobson. Miss Reba Burnham, Direct^ 

of Resource Education, University (fl 

Georgia, headed the week's sessior i 

The teachers and others in at ten. j 

ance, were instructed in the grecj 

value and need for protecting Gecy 

gia's greatest natural resource, h| 

forests. The group was also giyl 

demonstrations of the use of audij 

visual materials in teaching tore| 

conservation. J 

By Ed Nofztser 

Forest Service, U. 8. Department of Agriculture 

*We call him 'fire boy' because he's always hot, dry, and windy. 

August, 195G 

TflRe Ton 


(Continued from Page Two) 

rapacity in the operation of the 
forest Protection Units. The newly- 
anployed Cainty Forest Rangers, to- 
gether with the newly-created For- 
estry Boards, are: 

DeKALB — Ranger: Thomas E. Avery, 
'ores try Board: E. P. McGee, Decatur, 
I Earnest Smith, Atlanta, W. Sam 
taith, Atlanta, Coy Elliott, Lithon- 
a, and Scott Candler, Decatur. 

GRADY - Range r : Horace G. Collier, 
r. Forestry Board: R. E. Stringer, 
homasville, Aulden Hawthorne, Cairo, 
. F. Dollar, Whigham, Carlos Cone, 
airo, and J. T. Mayfield, Cairo. 

MERIWETHER - Ranger: Toombs D. 
ewis. Forestry Board: Tom Knight, 
oodbury, Crowder Mitcham, Durand, 
art in Gibson, Woodbury, Sam Bulloch, 
anchester and Claude Harman, Green- 

MUSCOGEE- Ranger: Harvey C. Mills, 
ores try Board: M. W. Jenkins, Col- 
mbus , Fred H. Schomburg, Columbus, 
ake Taff , Columbus, George M. Adams, 
olumbus, and John Rigdon, Columbus. 

STEPHENS - Ranger: L. C. Nix. 
ores try Board: William Jones, 
occoa, Horace Crump, Toccoa, Otis 
teele, Toccoa, Richard Dean, Martin, 
nd Jones Yow, Eastanollee. 


(Continued fron Page 5) 

3d Conservation Association; Guyton 
Loach, Director, Georgia Forestry 
mission; T. F. Spiers, Forester, 
Ural of Georgia Railroad; R. D. 
Imken, Conservation Forester, Union 
I and Paper Corpora t ion, J. C. Turner, 
itrict Forester, Georgia Forestry 
amission; Harry Ros sol 1,11 lust rat or, 
S. Forest Service; W. E. Roberts, 
ldvik Saw and Tool Company; A. H. 
:onie, Management Specialist, Geor- 
i Forestry Commission; L. L. Lundy, 
listant District Forester, andR. E. 
'is, Chief, Information and Educa- 
m, Georgia Forestry Commission. 


When the fire is raging 
And danger is nigh 
God and the Ranger 
Is the only cry. 

When the fire is out 
And all things righted 
God is forgotten 
And the Ranger slighted. 

(Arkansas Ranger) 

RanfeU See PUwA 

County Forest Rangers in each Dis- 
trict are combining a business get- 
together with demonstrations of two 
new fire suppression plows. The dem- 
onstrations include two pressure units , 
one a small crawler tractor with a 
middle-buster plow, and the other a 
larger tractor equipped with a plow 
designed by Paul W. Groom, Consultant 
Forester. The hydraulic -control led 
equipment is presently in the experi- 
mental stage. 

Smokey Says: 

Your trees can be a crop — just like 
corn or cotton. 


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State Has Made Long Stride 
In Conserving Forests 


It is highly signif icant /*Kjhear- 
tening news that nearly 16,000,000 
acre* of Georgia's forest lands are 
now under fire protection. This 
bespeaks wonderful progress in safe- 
guarding our woodland wealth against 
its most destructive enemy. Such 
protection once applied to only 37 
of 1S9 counties arid scarcely 26 per 
cent of the state's privately owned 
forests. Now it is functi oning in 
86 counties and covers a total of 
15,981,434 acres, or roughly two- 
thirds of the state's timbered area. 

These facts from a current report 
by the Georgia Forestry Commission 
attest a wide awakening to the im- 
portance of our fores t resources. 
We are realizing that trees are a 
mainstay of our economic strength, 
a prime contributor to our present 
and- future prosperity. We are learn- 
ing that they are a major crop which, 
with due care, can be perennially re- 
newed and made *'a permanent source 
of wealth, a permanent p rovider of 
employment for labor, a permanent 
producer of profits for investors, a 
permanent payer of taxes to the state 
and local communities." Beyond 
these values they are indispensable 
to flood control, to the conserva- 
tion of soil and water supply, and 
hence to agriculture, indu strv and 
the entire structure of civilised 

To let so vital an asset be destroy- 
ed by fire or wasted through want of 
good management is the costliest kind 
of folly. It is a true saying that a 
tree can make a million matches, but 
a match can kill a mill ion trees. 
By the same token, prevention and 
control of forest fires is the sound- 
est sort of investment.^ 


present system should be extended 
until every countv is co-operating 
and the state's entire 23,000,000 
acres of forest - a vast treasure - 
are adequately covered. 

But stopping fire is the least a 
can afford to do in the way of pre! 
serving and upbuilding our wood Ian 
resources. They now produce lei 
than half their full potential. Goo 
management t selective cutting an 
reforestationcandouble their outpu 
greatly increase profits, and at tl 
same time ensure a perpetual yield 

As we were about to close this cob 
ment there arrived a copy of the Tuj 
issue of the national magazine 
American Forests, carrying an artici 
by Georgia's Charles Elliott. titl< 
41 Teamwork in State Forestry. . .. 

Mr. Elliott's con 

eluding words on the state's pro 
gram of proving why it pays t 
grow trees are well worth pondering 

' 'Belonging to the GeorgiaForestr 
Association and lending a hand t 
better forest practices in the c 
muni ties where they serve are bankeri 
editors and businessman. Thev al 
agree on one point. Ihere is no wtali 
except the soil and what the sol 
produces. Trees are a rawnatura 
resource, and as raw and finish* 
products, have contributed mor 
more wealth to the stateover a longe 
period of time than any other crop. ' 

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Georgia Forestr 

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A monthly bulletin published by t 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 4^ 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Entered j 
second-class matter at the Pos 
Office, Atlanta. Ga. , under the a« 
of August 24, 1912. Member, Ceorgj 
Press Association. 

Page Two 

Surrency Youth Wins Georqia 
FFA Forestry Award 

Rooney Tillman of Surrency est* 

lected a $100 check for winning tht 
annual state-wide Future/ Farmers 
of America Forestry Award. Three 
other Future Farmers were rewarded 
for outstanding forestry work dur- 
ing the State FFA Convention at the 
State FFA Camp near Covington, 
July 31. Harold Allen, Pine Grove, 
runner-up, won $20, Henry Blood* 
worth, Perry, third place winner, 

f;of$15, and Robert Clements < Comer, 
ourth place, received $10. 

Tillman's project included tur- 
pentining, planting seedlings, 
building firebreaks and thinning 
undesirable trees. The Appling 
County sixteen-year-old put in long 
hours after school and on Saturdays 
working on his forestry' project, 
,Three years ago he started marking 
13 acres of woodland for Selective 
cutting, helped cut 10,000 feet Of 
lumber and 10 units of pulpwood. 
t Last year he built over eight miles 
of firebreaks to protect 80 acres 

jjeiow, FFA forestry winner Rooney 
hllman, Surrency, right, gets sane 
pointers on firebreak construction 
iron R, E. Harrison, left, Appling 
\oun ty voca ti onal agri cuTturml 

Above, Rooney Tillman, Surrency, FFA 
forestry winner cuts a new streak one 
of the turpentine faces on his prize- 
winning project. 

of timber, sold 20,000 feet of 
lumber and 25 units of pulpwood, 
suirked the trees to be cut and 
helped cut pulpwood. 

Tillman planted most of his 3,400 

Rine seedlings in areas where he 
sd removed undesirable trees. 
He is chipping 3,000 boxes for tur- 
pentine, using an acid process to 
get larger gum yields and he ex- 
pects to produce 75'barrels before 
the end of the season. He is work- 
ing this part of his project on a 
share basis, and will receive half 
the profits. 

Allen did the same type of work as 
Tillman but on a smaller scale. 
Be protected five acres by fire- 

(QptpPoicn Page 10) 

Page Three 

Georgia Forestry 

4-H Forestry Ataoai gtoted 

Winners Named ' 

The six boy and girl District 
winners in 4-H Forestry Proiect 
Achievement Meetings have been 
announced by the Georgia Agricul- 
tural Extension Service. The win- 
ning boy and girl from each of the 
six Extension restricts will com- 
pete at the State 4-H Club Congress 
to be held in Atlanta in October. 

The boy and girl winning this 
contest will represent Georgia at 
the National 4-H Club Congress to 
be held in Chicago in December. 

A total of 53 contestants entered 
the six Project Achievement Meet- 
ings this year, the largest number 
of contestants ever to enter, and 
a somewhat larger number of entries 
than for any other demonstration 

District winners and their dem- 
onstration subjects are: Northeast 
Georgia District -Lynn Odgerf (boy) , 
Richmond County, * 'Farm Woodland 
Management*', Vfartha Corry (girl), 
Green County, "Tree! Identifica- 
tion.*' North Georgia District 
- Jack Hi 1 ley (boy), Gordon County, 
6 'Fire Protection in the Farm 
Woods"; Bernice Williams (girl), 
Catoosa County, '"Identification 
and Use of Catoosa County Trees. 
Northwest Georgia District - Richard 
Darden (boy), Troupe County, 
• 'PlantingForest Tree Seedlings ; 
Vonceille Salter (girl), Upson 
County, ' 'The Care and Planting of 
Pine Seedlings. ' * Southwf-st Geor- 
gia District - Billy Mac Shivers 
(boy), Clay County, * 'Preventing, 
and Controlling Forest Fires* ; 
Hor tense Bush (girl), Baker County. 
' 'Controlling Pine Canker Rust. ' 
South Central District - Eugene 
Johnson (boy), Lowndes County, 
' 'Preventing and Controlling 
Forest Fires*'; Joy Lewis (girl), 
Tnomas County, " 'Soil Conserv«t4«l 
Through Better ForestryPractices* '• 
Southeast Georgia District - Erwin 
Coward (boy), Emanuel County. 
' 'The Planting and Protection Of 
Pine Forests' ' ; Jane Cochran (girl). 
Screven County, ' 'Killing Weed 
Trees with Ammate. 

State winners last year wert 
Ferguson Cowan, Mitchell County, 
and JeanetteHolcomb, Greene County. 

The^ tentative 1<>51 Naval Ston 
Conservation Program was presentee 
to the naval stores producers* com 
mittee meeting with representative: 
of the U. S. Forest Service and tht) 
Production and Marketing Adminis 
tration on July 13 in Atlanta. 

Producers wishing to participat 
in this incentive payment progra 
must meet general requirements 
effect for the last four years. The: 
applications for payment must be si 
mitted by January 14, 1952. 

Recommended practices and paymenl 
arp.briefly as follows: 
1. Two cents per face payment on nil 
inch diameter cupping. No cups hi 
on trees less than nine inches 
cup on trees less than 14 inche; 

faces installed for tli<- first t: 
during 1951 season. No cups hung ( 
trees less than ten inches; one ci; 
on trees less than 14 inches. 

4. Ten inch faces installed in V 
earn two cents, 

5. Four and a half cents P">4 on 
inch working faces installed durii 
1951 season. No faces installed 
trees less than 11 inches. 

6. Payment of two and a half cen 

*7/te 6ooe* 

Campers at recent GfeoRG.A Boys Rj 
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Page Fbur 

AT-FA Chemists Prepare 

New Rosin Standards 

Woody Allen and Rene Bernard, Tr. , 
two young Valdosta chemists, have 
succeeded in preparing new rosin 
color standards from plastic. The 
new plastic standards will be used in 
grading rosin by color by Georgia's 
big naval stores industry. 

Bernard and Allen have developed 
several other products in the naval 
stores field. The two chemists are 
connected with the American Turpen- 
tine Farmers Association which will 
distribute the new plastic standards . 

Standards were formerly made of 
glass in Austria but since World 
War II have been unobtainable. Gov- 
erment standards have not been 
available in sufficient numbers to 
meet the needs of all the dealers and 
consumers of rosin. The new plastic 
standards will be more economical 
and will be available to naval stores 
men in larger quantities than the 
old standards . 

The new standards have met require- 
ments of the Naval Stores Inspection 
Service, USEA, and have surpassed 
the old glass standards in some re- 

ment standards for rosin, the plastic 
standards were pronounced to be 
identical with the government stand- 
ards in color composition and com- 
parison, within accepted tolerances. 
The new color standards , made in the 
form of solid cubes of plastic mount- 
ed in metal sleeves, are insoluble, 
unmeltable and unbreakable. They 
are individually made and tested in 
order to insure proper -color and 
light transmission. T his method ot 
manufacture and individual colorime- 
tric testing is a complicated opera- 
tion requiring considerable technic- 
al skill and equipment. 

The new color standards have been 
subjected to the most severe tests 
and were found to be immune to break- 
age , deterioriation or loss of trans- 
parency. The necessary colors in 
the new rosin standards have been 
found color- fast under even the most 
prolonged exposure to direct sunlight . 
The plastic standards are superior 
to ordinary samples made of rosin 
because they can be dropped onto 
hard surfaces without breaking or 

PERFECT NEW ROSIN STANDARDS. AT-FA chemists R. L. Bemhard. left, and 
W. W. Allen, examine new plastic tottn color standards they have prepared. 

Page Five 

Georgia Forestry 

Artist-Illustrator, U, So Forest Service 
entertains campers with a chalk talk on fire 

QatelUytfood anl 

Fifty- five Georgia youths, repre 
senting counties throughout nort 
Georgia, enjoyed a week of forestry 
food and fun at the 1950 Georgia Boy 
Forestry Camp held July 31-August 
at Franklin Roosevelt State Par 
near Chipley. 

Sponsors for this year s car^ w« 
the Macon Kraft Company Vvacon Un and Paper Torpor at ion v Savannah ; 
Southern Paperhoard Company, Havana 
and Brunswick Riip and Paper Gompai 
Brunswick The camp was conducted 
die <"-eorpin Forestry fan-mission 

The campers were selected from the 
home counties through competiti' 
forestry projects and contests 
fire protection, thinning, marke 
ing, and reforestation, and on t' 
basis of a demonstrated desire 
learn more about woodland protecti 
and management. 

Regular instruction sessions wei 
held each day with the list of su 
jects including fire protection, r 
fores tat ion, thinning, mensurati© 


Spiers, second from left, For-ster, Central of Georgia 

P<i i I road , gives the instructions . 

(IHE wTNNAHS! High scot 
prizes. Left to right, 
ty , Rip Darden , Troup 
Connell, Columbia Cov 
Howard Doyle, right, A 

\ at /2oyd Gamp, 

,'keting, tree identification, and 
ryes ting. Emphasis was placed on 
wning by doing, with equipment 
Lfig provided for the boys to gain 
rid experience in forestry teen- 

ichard Darden, Troup County, re- 
ived a casting rod as top-scorer on 
y comprehensive exam given all 
toers at the conclusion of the 
k. The exam covered all subjects 
(pied during the instruction 
pions. Other winners included 
It. Campbell, Jr. , Carroll County; 
I,indsey, Polk County; and Claude 
|nell, Columbia County. 

Klstructors and speakers at the 
p included: Howard J. Doyle, 
a Forester, Southern Pulpwood 
servation Association; J. F. 
|ers, Forester, Central of Georgia 
lroad; Guy ton DeLoach, Director, 
*gia Forestry Commission; R. D. 
inken, Conservation Forester, 

(Qyitinu&l en Pa$e lO) 

r i&ht foreground, District Forester, Georei 
Forestry Commission, giving the pointers 


9 try exam display their 
iell,Jr. t Carroll Coun- 
• t place winner, Claude 
I Lmdsey, Polk County. 
SPCA, made the awards. 



Of BE0»»h, 

w > thHwax^cA Doyle instructing. 


P*ge Seven 

Georgia forts try 

(lancf&i Roundup, 

Polk County Ranger James Carter 
received high praises from the 
Cedar town Daily Standard recently. 
The Standard wrote, "'Several days 
ago the Daily Standard carried a 
story on the results of the Polk 
County Forest Protection Unit in 
its first ten months of operation. 
Figures and facts showed that there 
were definitely not as many fires 
and not as big a fire loss since the 
program was initiated here 

' 'Ranger James Carter has done a 
splendid job and he is planning an 
effective program for the coming 
year, including more emphasis on 
education and fire prevention in 
the schools, 4-H Clubs, Future 
Farmers of America and other youth 
and adult organizations. 

4 "This program costs the county 
comparatively little considering 
the value of our timberlands. ' 

Quick work by Mitchell County Ran- 
ger Owen House and his Unit saved a 
curing barn full of tobacco from 
burning down last month. The barn is 
located about a mile from the Camilla 
city limits and was fired to the 
limit for curing stems. The barn 
was already ablaze before the Unit 
could get to it, but recent rainy 
weather helped keep the flames down. 

When House and his Unit arrived the 
early morning fire had gained too 
much headway to be combatte d wi th a 
bucket brigade. Water, pumped from 
a shallow well, tog e ther with the 
unit water tank was used in sub- 
duing the f lamp's . 


Albert H. (Buck) Hembree, Jr 

of St< 

r. of 

Bartow assumed the duties of Stewart 
County Ranger August 1. Hembree 
succeeds Leonard P. Smith who re- 

Hembree served three years in the 
Navy and received his degree from 
the University of Georgia School 
of Forestry in June. He and his 
wife will reside in Lumpkin. 

Ranger Milton A. Pierce, Dodge 
County, fought three forest fires 
started by lightning on one after- 
noon. These three fires, on the same 
afternoon, in the same County and in 
the same vicinity, probably set a 
record in the State for forest fires 
started by lightning. The thunder- 
storms were not followed by rain, 
which is also unusual in Georgia. 

The fires, set in the Southwest 
section of the County, burned a total 
of only two acres due to the fast 
action of the Dodge County Forest 
Protection Unit and volunteer help 
in detecting and suppressing the 

Pulpwood Industry 
Plants 60 Million 

The Southern pulpwood industry, 
for the second consecutive year, has 
planted in excess of 60 million pine 
seedlings and replanted 61 , 500 acres, 
according to a survey recently com- 
pleted by H. J. Malsberger, Forester, 
Southern Pulpwood Conservation 
Association. The industry purchased 
52M million trees from state forest 
nurseries and grew the remaining 
eight million in company operated 

Members of the Southern Pulpwood 
Conservation Association were res 
ponsible for 83 percent of this total 
industry tree planting activity. 

The pulpwood industiy in Ueorgi 
planted approximately \2 l A millior 
trees purchased from the Georgii 
forestry tree nurseries, and plantec 
500,000 trees produced in their owr 

In Georgia approximately 10 million 
trees were planted on lands belonging 
to pulpmills and an additional three 
million trees were distributed free 
of charge to small landowners in an) 
effort tokeep Georgia farmers inter-) 
ested in growing tree crops. 

P»I* Eifh 

>rester Licensing Bill To Be Revised 

The Georgia Chapter, Society of 

America . Foresters, in session at the 
LUniver ity of Georgia School of 

Forestry, Athens, on August 10 and 11 
►voted to rewrite the proposed bill 

for the licensing of professional 

foresters in the state. Lengthy dis- 
Scussion and debate disclosed that a 
Inumber of changes were advisable be- 
[fore the measure is sent to the Legis- 
lature. The revised version will be 
[submitted to all Chapter members for 

onsideration before being finally 

approved for submission 
General Assembly. 

to the 

Approximate 150 members were in 
attendance at the meeting. Nomina- 
tions were made for Chapter officers, 
subject to the forthcoming election. 
Entertainment highlight of the 
gathering was a banquet on Friday 
evening, at whichDean James E t Gates, 
College of Business Administration, 
gave the feature address. 

m. d trick land, (shown talking with lookout tower ty two-way radio), uses a new and 
1 1 -directed educational technique to tell the people of his county the extent of 
rest land and the va„ue of the protection services of hit unit. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

1950 Forest Survey Begins 

The new U. S. Forest Survey of 
Georgia began the first August in a 
six-county South Georgia area. TTie 
counties selected as the starting 
point of the survey are Mitchell, 
Decatur, Thomas, Brooks, Lowndes and 
Colquitt. The survey is being made 
under the supervision of the U. S. 
Forest Service from headquarters at 
the Southeastern Experiment Station, 
Ashevi 1 le, N. C. 

The survey will be as detailed as 
possible with accuracy from one to 
three percent. The survey will re- 
quire several months to complete and 
will involve the checking of some 
200 plot maps made from aerial photo- 
graphs furnished by the Experiment 
Station. The Experiment Station will 
furnish all supervision and all nec- 
essary equipment for the project. 

Such information as type and size 
of ownership, the number of board feet 
in the tract, the volume of timber 
now, how fast it is growing and how 
fast it is being cut or dying out, 
naval stores production, percent of 
density *i 11 be p.rhered. 

"Keep Green" 
Groups Form 

Civic clubs in 48 of the state's 
159 Counties have formed Keep Green 
Committees to cooperate with the 
Georgia Forestry Association in 
placing metal signs on principal 
roadways throughout the state. 
Eventually 318 of the green-and- 
white signs, urging everyone to 
* 'Keep Georgia's Forests Green", 
will be erected by participating 
organizations, which include the 
Chambers of Commerce, Lions, Rotary, 
Kiwanis, Civitan, Optimist and Ex- 
change Clubs. 

The Counties that have already 
formed their Keep Georgia Green 
Committees are: Worth, Appling, 
Bartow, Coweta, Grady, Newton, Wal- 
ker, Whitfield, Baldwin, Bibb, De- 
catur, Jasper, Oconee, Ware, Wayne. 
Brooks, DeKalb, Jeff Davis, Polk, 
Colquitt, Gordon, Muscogee, Troup, 
Butts, Dougherty, Jones, Putnam, 
Coffee, Glynn, Mitchell, Tift, Car- 
roll, Early, Lamar, Randolph, Cobb, 
Gilmer, Meriwether, Thomas, Chat- 
tooga, Floyd, Lowndes, Spalding. 
Cherokee, Fulton, Macon, Sumter, and 
Terrell . 

Each plot will be cruised by the 
County Forest Ranger and the work 
will be carried on with other routine 
work of the County Protection Unit, 

Personnel conducting the South! 
Georgia Survey and representatives 
from each of the six counties met for 
a three day training program July 19 
at the Camilla District Office. 
Georgia Forestry Commission. Head- 
ing the group from the Experiment 
Station was James W. Cruikshank, 
Chief, Division of Forest Economics; 
J. F. McCormack, in charge of field 
and office survey work; and U. S. 
Foresters Mackay Bryan, Norman Force 
andFritz* Lorentzen. Representatives 
of the Georgia Forestry Commission 
were L. C. Hart, Assistant Director 
lin charge of Forest Management and 
Hugh P. Allen, Second District Fores- 
ter, Camilla. County Forest Rangers 
present were Oven House, Mitchelli 
County, Miles S. Roger, Decatur 
County, Coleman D. Carr, Thomas 
County, Everett J. Hall, Brooks: 
County, Frank King, Lowndes County 
and R. F. Roddenberry, Colquitt; 

Available la CdlloA 



American Forest Products Indus* 
ries, Inc. is offering to America 9 ! 
..ewspaper and magazine publishers 
an editorial aid proof book. The book 
will contain 34 different forestry 
feature stories, photographs. car« 
toons and editorials, Sto ries and 
pictures cover all major phases of 
the fores try industry and all regions 

The new proofbook is intended as 
companion piece for the ••ready- 
made" advertising series issued 
each year by AFPI. The mats will in- 
elude 14 two-column forestry photo* 
graphs with captions, eight two- 
column feature stories with photo- 
graphs and captions, four one -column 
cartoon strips featu ring * 'Woody • • 
and several editorial cartoons and 

Gorgia editors and publishers 
obtain the new proofbook by writing td 
Anerican Forest Products Industries* I 
1319 Eighteenth St., N.W., Washington I 

r«gr Ten 

FFA AWARD . •.. 

(Oyitineri frryr p Q n e 2) 

breaks, sold 20 cords of wood and 
5,000 feet of lumber. Last Novem- 
ber he began putting on 1.000 tur- 
ipentine boxes and anticipates 20 
barrels of gum before the season 
•ends. He expects to gross in the 
neighborhood of $320. Allen and 
his father run the five acres of 
•rood land on a share basis. 

Co-sponsors of the awards were 
St. Marys Kraft Corporation, St. 
Marys; Elberta Crate and Box Com- 

fany, Bainbridge; and the Seaboard 
ir Line Rai 1 road. 

Judges of the contests were M. E. 
loleman, American Turpentine 
Farmers Association and Bob Hoskins 
of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. 

* * * 


think the first gift God gave 

trees was pride, 
rhat they might face His Heaven 

unbowed . 
»w straight the firs are on the 

mountainside ! 
How clean the pines! The whitest 
m cloud, 

le bluest sky, shame not a tree! 
Tree -heads are skyward honestly. 

•ee pride is in the fiber of tree 

It dies by neither axe nor mill, 
i new white lumber, clean and 

strong and good, 
Tree pride is firm andvital still, 
roud are tall masts upon the sea. 
And proud home -wood carved from 

a tree. 

le way of death along trees cannot 

And hold aloof from fear and shame; 
:ark, blackened trunks that haunt 

a dismal place 
Confess surrender to that flame, 
le forest fire. Then shall we be 
Unshamed that fire should rape a 

irned forests on a mountainside. 
God's trees without his gift of 


SO'Mar Barker. 


(Oontinuei from Pape 3) 

7. Restricted cupping practice is 
limited to new 1951 faces installed 
only on previously worked trees and 
earns five cents per fact. No round 
trees to be cupped. 

8. Two and a half cents paid for 
continuation of working faces quali- 
fied under the restricted cupping 
practice in 1950. 

9. Seven cents paid under selective 
cupping practice, limited to working 
faces installed for the first working 
in 1951 season. Dense stands of sec- 
ond-growth timber may be worked and 
an earlier thinning made in order to 
provide growing room for remaining 
trees. Half of trees nine inches or 
larger must be left uncupped. 

10. Three cents paid for continua- 
tion or selective cupping qualified 
for selective cupping practice in 
1947. 1948, 1949 or 1950. 

11. Eight cents payment for select- 
ive re-cupping practice, limited to 
tracts or drifts which were worked 
and earned payment under selective 
cupping practice under a previous 
program.' Faces installed only on 
previously worked trees; no faces 
installed on round trees. 

12. Three and a halt cents payment 
for continuation of selective re- 
cupping on tracts or drifts qualified 
for selective re-cupping practice in 
1950 program. 

13. Eight or eleven cents per face 
payment tor faces worked in pilot 
plant tests depending on nature of 
practice performed. Higher prac- 
tices carry higher payment. Pilot 
plant tests limited to a minimum of 
producers selected by U. S. Forest 
Service to conduct controlled ex- 
periments in new ™*»thods and equip- 
ment for gum production. 

BOYS CAMP. . , . 

(Continued from Page 6j 

Union Bag and Paper Corporation 
J. C. Turner, District Forester, 
Georgia Forestry Commi ssion. George 
W. Lavinder, District Forester, 
Georgia Forestry Commission, Harry 
Rossoll, Illustrator, Southern 
Region, U. S. Forest Service; Lester 
L. Lundy, Assistant District Fores- 
ter, Georgia Forestry Commission. 
and R. E- Davis, Information and 
Education chief, Georgia Forestry 
























0» rw 

Pat* Oft* 

0«orf U fofitty 


Every Acre 

(From the Dawson News) 

With winter just ahead, and the 
hunting season not too far away, 
the hazard of forest fires caused 
by carelessness increases. 

There was a time when we did not 
consider too seriously the fact 
that every acre of land is valuable. 
Erosion was not an uncommon thing, 
and 'poor land' had no potent i ali- 

The picture is different now. Go 
where you will in the South, and you 
can see forests of young pines 
planted for the purpose of reaping 
a rich harvest in the future. Land 
which is not adaptable to the grow- 
ing of many products adapts itself 
ideally to this valuable source of 
income, and in recent years millions 
of seedlings have been planted with 
good results. 

In order to get what we want from 
the planting of pines, caution must 
be used to protect them, and each 
one should take this as a personal 
responsibi lity. 

Many people may not have an aware- 
ness of the laws in Georgia which 
deal with forest fires. To will- 
fully set fire to a plot of woodland 
in this state is a felony, and one 
not to be lightly dealt with. 

Many people who burn trees do not 
mean to be malicious; they are 
simply careless, but the harm is 
done, and some one is answerable 
for the deed. 

Due to a scarcity of ram , wooded 
areas are so dry that a match or a 
lightedcigarette carelessly thrown 
on the ground can cause loss in 
dollars and cents which is tragic. 

Let's protect our woodlands and 
not only help ourselves, but those 
who in the future will reap the 
benefit of our thought fulness . 

Forest Fire 
Pays Off 

(From the Manchester Mercury) 

Organized protection against for| 
est fire paid big dividends ill] 
Georgia last year. Official figure] 
for 1949 show the rate of fores! 
fire loss on unprotected woodlan( 
was 26 times greater than on pro 
tected land. 

This was revealed in a report pub 
lished by American Forest Product: 
Industries. Based on of ficial U. 
Forest Service statistics, it show 
comparative fire loss figures fo 
all states. National sponsor of th 
forest fire prevention program 
Keep America Green - AFPI is a non 
profit organization supported b 
the country's leading wood-depen 
dent industries. 

Last year 21,538 fires burne 
2,093, 039 acres of Georgia timber- 
land. Of this loss, 1,964,323 acn 
occured on the 7,626,000 acres o 
unprotected state and private lane 
Incendiarism, willful burning < 
the woods, continued the maj< 
cause of forest fires in the stat< 

Georgia Forestry 

Vol. Ill OCTOBER, 1950 No. 10 

A monthly bulletin published by t\ 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 43 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Fntered a 
second-class matter at the Pos 
Office, Atlanta. Ga. , under the ac 
of August 24, 1912. Member, Ceorgi 
Press Association. 

October, 1950 

P«ge T*o 

Keep Green Project Goes Forward; 
106 Counties Now Participating 

Governor Herman E. Talmadge has 
taken ''the lead'* in the project 
of the Georgia Forestry Association 
to erect signs along the state's 
highways to remind motorists and 
wayfarers throughout Georgia of 
their personal responsibility in 
helping to ' 'Keep Georgia Forests 

Governor Talmadge endorsed the 
project in a statment calling for 
active participation and support 
on the part of key organizations 
and individuals throughout the 
state. The Governor's statment 
read as follows: ''I, Governor 
Herman E. Talmadge, am happy to 
take the lead in the project of the 
Georgia Forestry Association to 
erect signs on the highways of the 
state urging one and all to help 
''Keep Georgia Forests Green''. 
Our aim is to make forest fire pre- 
vention a byword on the highways of 
the state, and this undertaking 
represents another step forward in 
our program directed toward the 
protection and development of 
Georgia's greatest natural resource, 
her forests. 

* 'The large contribution of our 
forests to the economic welfare of 
the State is evidenced by the fact 
that the yearly returns realized 
by Georgia's forest owners and 
forest industries is almost $300, 
000,000, more than 120,000 Geor- 
gians are employed in forest acti- 
vities, and many thousands more 
are indirectly dependent upon the 
forest for a livelihood. Every 
county in the state has one or more 
forest industries and every citizen 
of the state is affected by the 
manner in which our more than 25 
million acres of woodland are pro- 
tected, managed and utilized. 
*'I wish to congratulate the 
Georgia Forestry Association, the 
civic clubs of the state, and the 
other cooperating organizations 
and individuals who are aiding in 
this very excellent and outstand- 
ing endeavor. I wish further to 
urge the wholehearted cooperation 
and active participation on the 
| part of all groups and individuals 
' throughout the state , both in erect- 
ing the signs, and in helping at all 
times to ''Keep Georgia Forests 
1 Green". 

Keep Georgia Green committees 
have already been formed in 106 of 
Georgia's 159 counties for the 

purpose of sponsoring the erection 
of the signs. The committees are 
being selected fiomthe civic clubs, 
chambers of commerce, and other 
service, fraternal and conservation 
organizations in the counties. The 
number of counties actively parti- 
cipating in the project is being 
increased daily as organizations in 
the various counties volunteer for 
local sponsorship of the project. 
Hugh W. Dobbs, Atlanta, President 
of the GeorgiaForestry Association, 
has expressed thanks to the cooper - 
rating organizations and individ- 
uals. Dobbs said, ''The current 
sign project of the Georgia Forestry 
As sociationj.s receiving enthusias- 
tic cooperating throughout the 
state. This is one of the most im- 
portant ''Keep Georgia Green" 
projects to date because the 318 
attractive metal signs — two in 
every county in the state —will be 
a constant reminder to Georgians 
and all tourists that there is a 
concerted, organized effort in 
Georgia to prevent and suppress 
forest fires. 

''This project is made possible 
through the splendid cooperation 
of Governor Talmadge, R. H. White, 
Jr., President, Southern Wood Pre- 
serving Company, Guy ton DeLoach 
and field personnel of the Georgia 
Forestry Commission, the Chambers 
of Commerce, and the Kiwanis, 
Rotary, Optimist, Lions, Civitan 
and Exchange Clubs of the state. 
' 'The Georgia Fores try Association 
sincerely appreciates the active 
participation in the project by so 
many groups. This cooperation will 
give considerable impetus to the 
the Georgia Forestry Association in 
its efforts of more than forty 
years to develop and use — but not 
abuse— our great forest resource. ' ' 

*1Ue Cove* 

Governor Herman Talmadge "kicks off" 
the Georgia Forestry Association project 
to erect Keep Green signs along road- 
ways in all counties of the state. The 
Governor looks on admiringly as Hugh V. 
Dobbs, left, Forestry Association presi- 
dent, displays one of the attractive 

Page Three 

Georgia Forestry 

Georgia Leads South in Pulpwood Cull 
Furnishes 10 Percent of U. S. Output 

For the second consecutive year, 
Georgia led the south in pulpwood 
production during 1949 with an all- 
time high of 1,790,486 standard 
cords. This production accounted 
for ten percent of the total na- 
tion* s supply. 

Camden County was the leading 
county in the south in production 
with a total of 82,195 standards 
cords and let the next largest 
county producer by 6,000 cords. 
InCamden, pine accounted for 73,351 
cords and hardwoods amounted to 
8,844 cords. 

Two other counties in Georgia 
produced more than 50,000 cords. 
Bryan County cut 59,016 cords and 
Effingham 50,379 cords. 

The south produced nearly 56 
percent of all pulpwood cut in the 
nation in 1949 with a total of 9, 
923,100 cords. Southern produc- 
tion declined 12.6 percent below 
1948, but in Georgia there was an 
increase over 1948 production of 
20,000 cords or 1.1 percent. 
Georgia was the only state, aside 
from Oklahoma, where production 

Pulpwood production for 1949 in 
standard cords for Georgia counties 
was as follows: Appling, 23,280; 
Atkinson, 22,209; Bacon, 5,619; 
Baldwin, 7,079; Banks, 742; Barrow, 
1,865, Bartow, 916; Ben Hill, 
12,200; Berrien, 8,210; Bibb, 

Bleckley, 3,849; Brantley, 20, 

693; Brooks, 6,767; Bryan, 59,016; 

Bulloch, 30,900; Burke, 9,746; 

Butts, 5,128; Calhoun, 4,487; 

Camden, 82,195. 

Candler, 9,731; Carroll, 1,470; 

Charlton, 36.05C; Chatham, 25,444; 

Chattahoochee, 5,085; Chattooga, 

1,101; Cherokee, 501; Clarke, 

1,248; Clay, 4,184; Clayton, 4,743. 
Clinch, 35,184; Cobb, 3,518; 

Coffee, 13,602; Colquitt, 16,037; 

Columbia, 10,781; Cook, 10,525; 

Coweta, 13,594; Crawford, 17,679; 

Crisp, 7,111; Dade, 85; Decatur, 

30,486; DeKalb, 1,032; Dodge, 


Dooly, 2,298; Dougherty, 7,977: 

Douglas, 316; Early, 10, 316; Echols , 

11,568; Effingham, 50,379; Elbert, 
8,145; Emanuel, 29,856; Evans, 
6,144; Fannin, 16,727; Fayette, 
2,654; Floyd, 3,096; 

Franklin, 1,330; Fulton, 1,952 
Gilmer, 3,194; Glascock, 100 
Glynn, 20,814; Gordon, 3,491 
Grady, 14,983; Green, 22,952 
Gwinnett, 5,949; Habersham, 3,635 
Hall, 3,627. 

Hancock, 14,351; Haralson, 
5,187; Harris, 20,720; Henry, 
14,238; Houston, 10,949; Irwin, 
9,365; Jackson, 7,857; Jasper, 
16,797; Jeff Davis, 21,093; Jeffer- 
son, 12,000; Jenkins, ,8,368; John- 
son, 8,572; Jones, 18,391. 

Lamar, 11,068; Lanier, 10,718 
Laurens, 19,111; Lee, 2,000 
Liberty, 33,432; Lincoln, 700 
Long, 16,389; Lowndes, 27,084 
McDuffie, 4,169; Mcintosh, 38,982 

Macon, 3,763; Madison, 7,140 
Marion, 6,934; Meriwether, 22,306 
Miller, 5,143; Mitchell, 9,151 
Monroe, 35,240; Montgomery, 12,8^0 
Morgan, 18,065; Murray, 408; Mus- 
cogee, 4,463; Newton, L7.093. 

Oconee, 3 ,061 ; Oglethorpe 
Paulding, 387; Peach, 




Pickens, 1,017 
Pike, 2,904. 

Polk, 3,596; Pulaski, 
Putnam, 12^200; Quitman, 
Rabun , 3,583; Rando 1 ph , 
Richmond, 3,032; Rockdale 
Schley, 2,100; Screven, 

Seminole, 3,204; Spalding, 10, 
948; Stevens, 1,576; Stewart, 
13,771; Sumter, 7,238; Colquitt, 
19,956; Taliaferro, 6,323; Tattnall, 
5,401; Telfair, 18,196; Terrell, 

Thomas, 22,666; Tift, 
Toombs, 20,381; Treutleh, 
Troup, 22,703; Turner, 
Twiggs, 18,183; Union, 
Upson, 12,672; Walker, 818; Walton, 

Ware, 24,601; Warren, 
Washington, 12,403; Wayne, 
Webster, 3,792; Wheeler, 
Whitfield, 233; Wilcox, 
Wilkes, 9,080; Wilkinson, 
Worth, 13,638. 






October, 1950 

P«g* Ibur 

Union Bag Awards Scholarships 

above, front row, are Alan Herndon, left, Snellville, and Richard Darden, LaGrange, 
who won the 1950 Union Bag Scholarships to the University of Georgia. Others 
pictured in back row are left toright, Dean Don R. Veddell, University of Georgia 
School of Forestry, T. G. Walters, Atlanta, State Supervisor of Agricultural Educa- 
tion, and L. R.Dunson, Athens, Assistant State U-H Club Leader, 

Forest Fire Protection Pays Dividends 

The forest fire loss on unprotect- 
ed woodland in Georgia was 26 times 
greater than ah protected land 
during 1949 according to a report 
by American Forest Products Indus- 
tries. Last year 21,538 fires 
burned 2,093,039 acres of Georgia 
timber land. Of this loss, 1,964,323 
acres were burned on unprotected 
land. There were 5,019 fires on 
protected land accounting for a loss 
of 128,716 acres. 

Incendiarism — willful burning of 
the woods - continued as the lead- 
ing cause of forest fires in Geor- 
gia, with 1,577 fires being attri- 
buted to this origin. Twenty- two 
fires resulted from lightning, 351 
from railroads, 51 from campers, 
403 from smokers, 983 from debris 
burning, 108 from lumbering and 
1,524 from miscellaneous causes. 

Eighty-six counties in Georgia 
are protected with a total of 15, 
981,434 protected acres. The aver- 
age fire on protected lands burned 
25.6 acres. This is five acres 

less than the average for the per- 
iod 1945 through 1949. Almost 40 
percent of the fires burned over 
10 acres. 

The AFPI report was based on U. S. 
Forest Service statistics. J. C. 
McClellan, AFPI Forester, called 
for intensified forest fire pre- 
vention education in Georgia, 
saying, '"The Keep Green program, 
now active in Georgia and 27 other 
states, provides an effective 
vehicle for citizens interested in 
combatting forest fire losses. 
All Americans must be made aware 
of the importance of fire preven- 
tion, ' * he added. ' 'Every woods 
fire that burn destroys resources 
this country needs to remain 
strong and prosperous. ' ' McClellan 
stressed the need for full public 
support of federal and state fire 
control agencies and called for 
continued cooperation between in- 
dustry, the public and woodland 
owners in preventing fire. 

Page Five 

Georgia forestry 

Georgia Leads in 


Georgia led the 11 southern states 
in reforestation during the 1949- 
1950 planting season with 44,487, 
075 pine seedlings produced in 
state nurseries, according to a 
survey by Southern Pine Associa- 
tion, New Orleans, Louisiana. 
South Carolina had the next highest 
total with 34,460,355 seedling 
produced. Georgia's three state 
nurseries accounted for 21 percent 
of the 212,749,317 seedlings pro- 
duced in 19 state nurseries through- 
out the South. This southern total 
is 50 million seedlings more than 
were produced last season. 

The 337 southern industries re- 
porting purchased 116, 715, 000 seed- 
lings from state nurseries, or 55.1 
percent of the total state produc- 
tion. The southern lumber indus- 
try planted or distributed a total 
of 50,317,700 seedlings. The lum- 
ber companies distributed 1 , 647, 300 
seedlings to farmers and 48, 670,300 
seedlings were planted on58, 856, 00C 
acres or company land. The lumber 
industry purchased 19.6 percent of 
the total state nursery stock. The 
pulp industry purchased 24.3 per- 
cent of state nursery production 
and other industries purchased 11.2 

Eighty-three industries in Geor- 
gia purchased 23,177,100 seedlings 
from the three state nurseries for 
a total of 52.1 percent of the total 
state production. The 23 lumber 
companies in Georgia reporting, 
planted 7,831,000 seedlings on 
9^025,000 company acres and five of 
these companies distributed^ .39,000 
seedlings to farmers. Thirteen 
pulp and paper companies purchased 
10,228,200 seedlings from the state 
nurseries and four companies dis- 
tributed 3,229,800 seedlings to 
private owners. Forty- five other 
industries purchased 1,849,000 
seedlings from the state. 

Eighty-one Georgia companies 
planted 19,908,200 seedlings on 
company land and nine companies 
distributed 3,268,800 seedlings to 
private owners in Georgia. 

Southern state forest tree seed- 
ling production is expected to 
reach almost 227 million during the 
1950-1951 season. 


A Wild Woods Fire Did This. Pictu 
destroyed on Baxley -Currency Highway 
Of fires in southeast Georgia during 

October, 1950 

Page Six 


te and timber 
l)rd outbreaks 
luring. Many 

such tragedies occur yearly and people still cause most of 
Georgia's wild fires. Fire prevention must be a watchword 
when fire is used in and around the woods. 

P*fe Seven 

Georgia forestry 

Rcuujeto Roundup 

Twenty Rangers andother personnel 
from throughout the state gathered 
in Columbus recently to attend a 
special repair and maintenance 
course on the Monroe Hydraulic lift. 
The all -day school was given for 
employees of the Georgia Forestry 
Commission and representatives from 
forestry districts all over the 
state were present. 

The Rangers were guests at a bar- 
becue in the late afternoon. 

Rangers Marshall Lord, Laurens 
County, and The r man Strickland, 
Baldwin County, will have forest fire 
danger rating stations in their re- 
spective counties by the beginning 
of the fire season. The two new 
stations, expected to be completed 
by November 1, will aid in giving 
more accurate danger ratings for the 
area covered and will help determine 
not only the chances of forest fires 
but the speed fire will travel if 
it breaks out. 

you get, take it out and look it 
over. I think you will find it very 
interesting reading, and packed 
with valuable information' ' . 

Ranger Al Davenport, Lamar County, 
emphasized to his landowners that 
4 ' to save ourselves this needless 
waste (from forest fires) in Lamar 
County we must use our head as well 
as our feet in stamping out forest 

In his weekly column in the Barn- 
esville News Gazette he says, ''An 
old and learned citizen of Lamar 
County recently informed your 
Ranger that a barbed wire fence, 
kept away fromfirewill last around 
20 years. On the otherhand, he says 
the same fence, when burned by fire, 
will retain its usefulness for a 
maximum of five years. This is 
just another excellent example of 
the unthought of waste created on 
our farms each year by fire. 



Ranger H. G. Collier and the 
Grady County Forest Protection 
Unit have been placing leaflets and 
booklets in cars parked in town on 
Saturday afternoons. The litera- 
ture has been specially chosen for 
interest and enjoyment by both 
adults and children. Simple, easy 
to read booklets have been selected 
that contain factual information 
for adults and illustrations that 
will interest children. 

T. M. Strickland and the Baldwin 
County Unit are looking forward to 
the completion of a headquarters 
building located at the Hopewell 
tower on the lower Macon road. The 
building will be wooden with asbes- 
tos siding and will be trimmed in 
green to emphasize ' 'Keep Baldwin 
County Green''. The 16 by 32 foot 
building will house the ranger's 
office and garage as well as a work- 

Collier tells the car owners that 
''we think it will be to your ad- 
vantage if you take the time to look 
this literature over, and not just 
throw it away. It contains infor- 
mation concerning Fire Protection 
and Better Forest Management. 
When you find this booklet in your 
car Saturday afternoon, put it in 
your pocket. Then, the first chance 

Ranger Jack Massey advises Crisp 
County woodland owners to start 
planning now for forest improvements 
Massey says in his weekly column in 
the Cordele Dispatch, ''Now is the 
time to plan to plant trees and to 
provide protection for those that 
you already have, and look over those 
unproductive farm acres to decide 
which you will put back into trees." 

October, 1950 

p M« Ei#it 

New Personnel 


Jack E. Sykes, Thomasville, has 
beep named Calhoun County Ranger 
succeeding Robert L. Cox who re- 
signed. Sykes is a Marine Corps 
veteran of World War II and a grad- 
uate of the University of Georgia 
School of Forestry. 

David Groom has succeeded Miles 
S. Koger as Decatur County Ranger, 
Painbridge. Fe i s an Army veter- 
an, an August graduate of the 
University of Georgia School of 
Forestry and has spent the summer 
surveying tower sites throughout 
the state for the Engineers' 
Office at Faxley. 

Groom, a native of Avondale 
Estates, ismarried and the father 
of two children. 

Robert H. Tift has been made 
Dougherty County Ranger. He suc- 
ceeds Turner Barber, Jr. who was 
promoted to Assistant District 
Forester in charge of management 
in the Third District, with head- 
quarters at Americus. 

Tift is a veteran, a June graduate 
of the University of Georgia and 
a native of Albany. He spent the 
summer in forestry management in 
this district . 

M. W. Farr has been promoted to 
Assistant District Forester, Sixth 
District, in charge of Management. 
Farr served as JohnsonCounty Ranger 
for ten months. He was graduated 
from the University of Georgia 
School of Forestry in August, 1949. 
He served 26 months in the U. S. 
Navy Reserve. 

William F. Lisenby has assumed 
duties as Johnson County Ranger. 
Lisenby is a native of Soperton and 
received his B. S. degree from the 
University of Georgia School of 
Forestry in August. 

K. B. Felker took over duties 
September 1 as DeKalb County For- 
est Ranger. Kelker is a resident 
of Decatur and a graduate of the 
University of Georgia School of 
Forestry. He will maintain his 
headquarters in the Agriculture 
Building, Decatur. 

TO PREVENT FIRES. Hoppy has transcribed a 
series of public service messages on fire 
Prevention that are now being used on Georgia 
radio stations. In appreciation. CM. Gran- 
ger,- left, Acting Chief of the u. S. Forest 
Service, presents Hoppy with a placard. 
Smokey himself is present at the ceremonies. 

deieandt Society 

The Florida-Georgia-Alabama Sec- 
tion of the Forest Products Research 
Society will begin its annual meet- 
ing at 1:30 Friday October 13 at 
Valdosta. The sessions will be 
held in the Hotel Daniel Ashley 
andwill run through 12:30 Saturday. 

Several well-known speakers, 
movies, and papers on a wide range 
of subjects of interest to persons 
associated with forest products 
industries will be featured. 

Bruce Anderson, vice-president 
of the Don Gavan Company, Atlanta, 
has served as chairman of the group 
for the past year and J. A. Vaughan, 
research engineer, Southern Wood 
Preserving Company, has been sec- 
retary-treasurer of the sectional 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

Recuaid Ojjfj&ied to ZnjfOtee Qi*e £auH 

The Harris County Commissioners 
of Roads and Revenues have posted a 
reward of $100 to be paid any person 
presenting evidence sufficient to 
lead to the conviction of any per- 
sons violating Georgia forest fire 
laws. The reward, posted by the 
Commissioners in an attempt to re- 
duce destruction caused by forest 
fires, will cover each individual 
fire set in woods within the bound- 
aries of the County. 

The Harris County Farm Bureau 
recommended this action to the 
Commissioners after deciding on 
this as a means of helping combat 
the incendiarism and carelessness. 

The Commissioners posted the 
reward as an economic measure de- 
signed to cut down on losses from 
forest fires inasmuch as one of 
Harris County's major sources of 
income is from the sale of timber 
for lumber and pulpwood. 


By Ed Nofzigcr 

Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture 

"Some people just have to be educated by law enforcement.' 

October, 1950 

r«Rr Ten 

Citizens, Army to Fight Forest Fires 

More than fifty citizens repre- 
senting ten towns in counties bor- 
dering on the Camp Stewart reserva- 
tion have signed a pledge to help 
the U. S. Army combat forest fires. 
The meeting, held In August at Post 
Headquarters, was called by Colonel 
Kenneth Ml. Barager, commanding 
, officer of Camp Stewart. 

Colonel Barager addressed the 
group and stressed the importance 
of fire control and prevention both 
from the view point of civilian 
property owners and the United 
States government. A general dis- 
cussion followed on the best means 
of combatting and preventing forest 
fires. ' The land and cattle owners 
present signed the following pledge: 

1 'We the undersigned, land and 
cattle owners in the counties which 
border upon the Camp Stewart Reser- 
bation, do hereby wish to pledge 
our cooperation to the Commanding 
Officer, Camp Stewart, Georgia, 
and to the United States Army iri 
the matter of forest fire control 
and prevention, in carrying out any 
measures whichhe or they may deter- 
mine necessary and advisable and, 
specifically, to do the following: 

Smokey Says: 

''(1) To report all fires imme- 
diately upon their discovery to the 
CampStewartFire Department, giving 
exact location and extent of fire 
or area burning. 

1 '(2) Not to set fire to any area 
on or adjacent to the Camp Stewart 
reservation unless I have previous- 
ly notified the Commanding Officer 
of Camp Stewart and have his per- 

1 '(3) To make every effort to con- 
trol Forest Fires discovered by me 
until the arrival of the fire de- 
partment of Camp Stewart and then 
to assist them as they might desire 
or direct. 

4 ' (4) To report to the Commanding 
Officer, Camp Stewart, any person 
caught or seen setting fire to any 
part of the Camp Stewart reserva- 
tion or the area immediately adja- 
cent thereto. ' ' 

Towns represented at the meeting 
were Hinesville, Glennville, Daisy, 
Ludowici, Fleming, Richmond Hill, 
Fleming ton-, Claxton, Lambert and 

Smokey Says: 

Our most shameful waste is — when 
forests burn! 

Fall Season is the dangerous time 

in the woods especially if you're 




O H 











— •i 


., NOVEMBER 1950 

Pat* Ch» 

0M'f i« Forestry 


A Costly Menace Fire Prevention 

(From the Cedartown Standard) 

Forest fires, in the next few 
months, raging over valuable timber 
lands, will cause damage that may run 
into the hundreds of millions of 
dollars. Last year, many thousands 
square miles of forest lands were 
burned over and the presumption is 
that the area devastated this season 
will be much larger, unless adequate 
care is taken to prevent the care- 
lessness to which most of the fires 
are attributed. 

Readers of The Cedartown Standard 
should realize that eighty percent 
of the forest fires which destroy so 
much valuable timber, are caused by 
the action of man — one- fifth of which 
is attributed to careless smokers. 

The carelessness of American people 
in such matters is a source of great 
amazement to peoples of other lands. 
It takes an emergency such as the 
present one to make American citizens 
realize that conservation of natural 
resources should be the practice in 
this country. 

(From the Milledgeville Union-Recorde 

Monday will usher in Fire Prevent ic 
Week and throughout next week en 
phasis will be placed on the impor 
tance of fire prevention and the ne< 
for proper insurance protectior 

During Fire Prevention Week i 
should also think about our woo< 
lands, and how important it is 
prevent fires in the forests of 01 
country. All fires are man made ai 
man can prevent them. Little can| 
less acts, like emptying a pipe 
dry grass and flipping a burnii 
cigarette from a car window causi 
fires. Watch these little things 
the big things won't happen. 

In this issue of the paper, mai 
merchants and lumber dealers a 
calling attention to the causes < 
fire in special ads, and urging yoi 
cooperation. We invite your attei 
tion to these, and urge your coopers 
tion with Therman Strickland, who 
doing such an outstanding job 
directing our county fire unit.* 

We can prevent fires, so let's < 


Fire season begins again in 
Georgia (See story Page 2), and For- 
est Protection Units are completing 
preparations to hold down the fire 
loss. Here Harold Osborne, Ware 
County Forest Ranger, constructs a 
pre -suppress ion firebreak in some 
of the rich pinelands of south 

Georgia Forestry 

Vol. Ill 


No. 1 

A monthly bulletin published by th< 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 4 3' 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Entered a 
second-class matter at the Pos 
Office, Atlanta. Ga. , under the a 
of August 24, 1$12. Member, Ceorgi 
Press Association. 


November, 1950 

P»ge Two 

)ouble Caution Urged to Prevent Fires; 
'ire Crews Gird for Fire Season 

With the advent of the most danger- 
ous fire season have come warnings 
from all sides stressing the need for 
.redoubled efforts to prevent the 
thousands of wildfires that every 
year rake Georgia's woodlands. The 
dry, windy months of the late fall 
and winter always herald the beginn- 
ing of the period when forest fires 
are most frequent, burn faster and 
re fiercely, and are most diffi- 
cult to control 

i Last winter Georgia experienced 
lits worst forest fire season in ten 
years as record conditions of 
drought and high winds were recorded. 
Disastrous fires made frequent front- 
page headlines as 9,641 wildfires 
swept over more than 291,500 acres 
in protected counties alone and 
destroyed many times that much tim- 
berland in the unprotected counties. 

With these figures fresh in their 
minds, and fully aware of the danger 
impending in the next few months, 
forestry and forest industry leaders 
throughout the state have come for- 
ward to urge constant and complete 
cooperation of all persons in pre- 
venting fires, in aiding fire fight- 
ing crews in fire suppression, and 
in protecting the state's woodlands 
for harvest . 

Governor Herman E. Talmadge has 
called upon ''all Georgians to join 
in the fight to cut down the great 
and needless waste resulting when 
fires ravage the state's greatest 
natural resource, her forests. * * 
' 'Forestry and forest products in- 
dustries are a multi-million dollar 
business in Georgia,** the Governor 

(Continued on Page 10) 

Below, Snokey Bear puts in a timely warning for fire prevention as he 
appears on nail trucks in Georgia. 

Page Three 

Georgia forestry 

lltcUcJt&L Pine Advance /Id. Money, ClOp, 

Webb Tatum has seen a revolution 
during his 25 years of service as 
Elbert County Agent. Tatum has seen 
an agricultural revolution in which 
King Cotton has moved over to share 
its throne with the pine tree and 
cattle. Tatum says ' 'Farmers are be- 
ginning to think a lot of trees.'' 
The tall Georgia pine is pushing 
cotton and cattle over, trying to 
make a three-seated throne. 

Elbert was almost totally dependent 
upon cotton when Tatum came in 1924. 
There were only two registered Jersey 
bulls in the county and people paid 
little or no attention to the pine 
tree growing near cotton fields. 
Many of the pines were destroyed when 
farmers cleared off new-ground or 
burned to kill boll weevils. Now 
farmers have found that they make a 
costly mistake in burning their 
woodlands to reduce the number of 
boll weevils. The timber destroyed 
in such fires is oftentimes worth 
much more than the best cotton crop 
that could be produced, and farmers 
cannot depend on this method to rid 
their lands of the weevils. 

Since 1924 diversi f ication of crops 
has become the practice, many con- 
servation programs have developed 

Smokey Says: 

and fewer acres are being devoted t 
cotton. Farmers are real 
izing a regular yearly income froi 
livestock, and as the pine tree 
grow, they provide steady money a 
less labor costs. 

Webb Tatum has seen an agricultura 
revolution in which the pine is be 
coming more and more important. Othe 
counties throughout the state havi 
undergone the same change as farmer 
realized that forests are trul 
Georgia's greatest natural resource 

New Georgia 
Forest Industries 

Many new forest products indus- 
tries are finding Georgia a choice 
spot for locating their plants, and 
other old industries are continuing 
to expand. 

The Berrien County Lumber Company, 
is constructing a new plant in 
Nashville which will include 
planing mill and concentration 
yards. The new lumber company will 
employ about 100 persons. 

The Sparta Manufacturing Corpora- 
tion is changing from the manufac- 
ture of furniture to the production 
of plywood panels with veneers. 
The veneers will be shipped to 
furniture factories all over the 
nation, Native popular lumber is 
used for the "core" of the ply- 
wood, while mahogany, oak, maple 
or other wood is cemented on the 
sides of the panels. Seventy- five 
to 100 men will be employed when 
the plant reaches full production. 

F. F. Stanley and Sons, a Tennessee 
lumber firm, have announced plans 
to establish a plant in Milledge- 
ville to utilize dogwood and per- 
simmon lumber grown within a radius 
of 50 to 75 miles of the city. The 
wood m ill be used in making shuttles 
and spindles for cotton mills, 

November, 1950 

Pag* Rwr 

Pine Festival 
Forest Industries 

McRae *s first Pine Festival Sept- 
ember 29 was highlighted by the 
largest parade in the South Georgia 
town's history. The Festival honored 
Telfair County 's largest enterprises 
— the forest industries. Telfair 
County is the world's third largest 
turpentine producing area and pine 
trees grow on 70 percent of its 

The three-block parade began at 
the Court House in the afternoon and 
proceeded up Oak Street into Helena, 
ending at the McRae -Helena School 
campus. Mayors George Callihan, 
McRae, and Tom Allen, Helena, and 
Walter Dyal, Telfair County Commis- 
sioner, headed the group. A float 
'carried kings and queens of the tur- 
pentine section from each classroom 
lof the McRae-Helena School. Pretty 
majorettes in gay regalia led the 
Eastman and Hazlehurst High School 
bands. Cars and floats represented 
most McRae and Helena business 
houses. Larry Torrance served as 
parade marshall and D. Q. Harris Jr. , 
was master of ceremonies. 

After the parade, the Festival 
moved to the McRae-Helena school for 
hayrides, barbecue dinner, bingo, 
cake walks, and a carnival midway in 
the basketball gymnasium. 

Miss Alma Lee Wright was general 
director of the Festival, Mrs. Wade 

,Nunn served as chairman of the parade 
committee, and Mrs. Eddie Cotter was 
publicity chairman. Ed M. Oliver and 

.Eugene Greneker, of American Turpen- 
tine Farmers Association, Valdosta, 
were technical advisors. 

Sponsors of the Festival were the 
McRae-Helena, P. T. A., the Peninsu- 
lar -Lur ton Company, the McRae Pro- 
cessing-Supply Company and the McRae 
Rotary and Lions clubs. 

Plans are underway to make the Pine 
Festival an annual affair. 

Ateut Bulletin* 

Four recently published bulletins 
will prove of help and interest to 
Georgia foresters and woodland 
owne r s . 

1 'Working Trees for Naval 
Stores' ', recentlv released by the 
Georgia Agricultural Extension 
Service, is a 47-page booklet deal- 
ing with many phases of the naval 
stores operation. C. Dorsey Dyer, 
Extension Forester, is the author 
of the publication. 

A discussion of types of operation 
includes the percentage-workbasis , 
the cash- lease operation, the 
farmer- type operation and the owner- 
operator types. The attractive 
features in working trees for naval 
stores production include producing 
period or season, production stabi- 
lity, markets, price of products, 
and equipment. 

Slash and longleaf pine, the two 
species of trees valuable for pro- 
ducing naval stores in Georgia, are 
illustrated and explained. 

Soil quality, sapwood, tree 
crowns, and temperature affect 
yields of gum. Careful considera- 
tion must be given to tree selec- 
tion. The size of the tree must be 
considered and care must be given 
in marking, cupping and installing 
the face. Working practices , meth- 
ods of raising cups and woods equip- 
ment needed are also of great im- 

Directions are given for cleaning 
and painting cups and tins. The 
use of acid in naval stores produc- 
tion is considered from the stand- 
point of effect on timber, equip- 
ment needed, bark chipping, appli- 
cation, chipping schedules and 
yields, season to be applied, and 
raising cups on bark-chipped faces. 

The booklet contains helpful 
suggestions and explanations of 
markets and marketing of naval 
stores products, processing plants, 
methods of packaging, and uses of 
turpentine and rosin. 

The publication not only consi- 
ders the proper methods of conduc- 
ting naval stores operations, but 
covers planting pines for future 
(Continued on Page 10) 

Page hive 

Georgia Forestry 

tf-oteiiiq. 4-Jl'esti, at AtuuuU GoHtfi&U 

Forestry competitions held a big 
place in the eighth annual 4-H Club 
Congress held October 10-13 in Atl- 
anta. Fire protection, reforesta- 
tion, good cutting and forest pro- 
ducts were among the many subjects 
covered when the district winners 
vied with each other for cash awards 
and the coveted trip to Chicago to 
enter the national competitions. 
Directing the forestry demonstra- 
tions was C. Dorsey Dyer, Extension 
Forester, and serving as judges were 

Herbert Carruth, District Forester 
Coosa River Newsprint Company, Jame 
F. Spiers, Forester , Central of Geor 
gia Railroad, and B. F. Grant, Pro 
fessor, School of Forestry, Univer 
sity of Georgia. 

Named as state winners in the for 
estry competitions and delegates t^ 
the national meeting were Hortens< 
Bush, Baker County, and Lynn Ogden| 
Richmond County. 


Hortense Bush, Baker County, gives the story of pine tree Canker Rust in the di 
tion that won her a state championship in the U-H forestry competitions. 

November, 1950 

Page Six 

iynn Ogden, Richmond County, compares the Longleaf and Slash pines, as he wins a 
ipionshU) in the forestry contests. 

'estry judges look on as Erwin Cowart, Emanuel County, second from left, explains 
technique of hand planting pine seedlings. Judges are, from left, B. F. Grant, 
»l of forestry , University of Georgia, J. F. Spiers, Forester, Central of Georgia, 
'erbert Carruth, District Forester, Coosa River Newsprint Company. 

P*ge Seven 

Giorgio forestry 

datujeb R o u n du p, 

Ranger James Carter and the Polk 
County Forest Protection Unit played 
an important part in the observation 
of Fire Prevention Week in Polk 
County October 8-14. The Fire Pre- 
vention Committee of the Chamber of 
Commerce, the City Fire Department 
and the Polk County Forest Protection 
Unit, working together to plan the 
week-long observance of the occasion, 
urged every person in Cedar town and 
Polk County to keep fires out of 
homes, stores, plants and forests. 

Highlight of the week was a special 
parade Monday afternoon through 
Ceq*artown business and residential 
sections with the Polk Protection 
Unit, City Fire Department, High 
.School Band, police cars, ambulances 
and other vehicles taking part. 

Ranger Marshall Lord, Laurer 
County, recently held a day- lor 
guided tour of his county to demons 
trate what is being done in his counij 
to protect and develop the woodlands 
Visited and studied during the ds 
were the county's fire lookout towi 
ers, Ranger headquarters, and othe 
installations. Climaxing the day' 
festivities was a fire suppressio 
demonstration in which detect iorj 
location and fire suppression metr 
ods were shown. Included in tr 
group making the tour were members o 
the Laurens County Forestry Board 
G. Y. Duke, County Agent, and Mat 
Dominy, local representative of th 
Union Bag and Paper Corporation 

Final stop on the tour was for 
study of a 16-year-old pine plan 

Ranger Robert Bell, Macon County, 
received high praise for his recent 
exhibit at the Macon County Fair. 
The Macon County Fair Association 
wrote, ''We, the Macon County Fair 
Association, want to thank you and 
your Department for the splendid job 
that your Forest Ranger, Robert Bell, 
did in getting up and assembling the 
display at our Fair which was held 
September 25-30. 

' 'Since we have had our Forest 
Fire Protection Unit here in our 
County, we can see a vast difference 
in the attitude that our citizens had 
previously taken, for now they all 
realize the importance of having 
such a program in the county. We 
have indeed been rendered a very 
fine service. ' * 


Prompt, efficient fire- fighting 
efforts by Ranger N. E. Medford and 
his Cobb County fire crews recently 
prevented destruction of Aunt Fanny's 
Cabin, famous eating establishment 
in the Marietta-Atlanta area. Med- 
ford and his men were summoned when 
the local fire departments were un- 
able to answer the call, and they 
succeeded in preventing the spread of 
fire from the barbecue kitchen to 
the main building. 

J. C. Bowen, Terrell County Ranger 
says, in his Thought for the Day 

' 'Protect —Conserve and Collect 
Remember, our forest provides jobs 
recreation, pays taxes and create 
taxable wealth. ' ' 

ff fl C 



''Lonnie's New Crop'' is goir 
abroad. The State Department hi 
asked to circulate abroad about 3' 
prints of the film produced by tl 
Southern Educational Fi lm Productic 
Service under the sponsorship of t\ 
Georgia Forestry Commission and tY 
Southern Pulpwood Conservation As so 
ciation. Roy Graham of Sopertc 
starred as Lonnie. 

The film will show foreign audi 
ences a typical activity for vocj 
tional agricultural students. Th 
theme of the picture is tree plantin' 
in the South and describes how 
young farmer makes unproductive Ian 
earn a profit growing trees. 

November, 1950 

**!* Kght 

Nurseries Start Shipping Seedlings 

Landowners throughout Georgia will 
Jbegin receiving shipments of forest 
tree seedlings from the Georgia 
Forestry Commission's three state 
nurseries around November 15. Offi- 
cial closing date for orders was 
^October 20, but many late orders were 
received. Landowners who met the 
October 20 dateline will begin re- 
ceiving their seedlings during the 
latter part of November, but late 
orders will be filled on a first 
come, first serve basis. 

Total production for the 1950-51 
planting season is expected to reach 
32,785,700 seedlings. Of the total, 
Slash accounts for 26,173,695, Lob- 
lolly, 6,260,239, Longleaf, 185,650 
*ind Black Locust amounts to 166,126. 

Expected production from each nur- 
sery is as follows: Albany 13,935,937, 
Flowery Branch, 4,310,480 and Davis - 
boro, 14,539,293. 

Many months of time, endless work 
and much expense are involved in the 
production of each pine seedling, 
and the Commission expects to sell 
seedlings at less than the cost of 
production. Seedlings are inspected 
before they leave the nurseries to 
insure delivery of healthy seedlings 
to landowners. Landowners should 
take every precaution to insure proper 
planting of each seedling to help re- 
forest the more than 2*6 million acres 
of idle land in Georgia which must be 
planted if they are to become pro- 

Pictured above is the Herty Nursery at Albany as preparations began to lift 
and ship the seedling crop. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

4o4edt*y 2>ay Set 4o* AAA } 6 

"Proper Timber Harvesting*' is the 
theme of the Forestry Field Day and 
farm forestry short course scheduled 
for Abraham Paldwin Agricultural 
College, Tifton, on November 16. 
Several hundred woodland owners, 
pulpwood producers, lumbermen, log- 
gers, naval stores operators, for- 
esters, and forestry equipment manu- 
facturers are expected to gather 
for the meeting which will be opened 
at 10:00 AM by Dean T. M. Cordell, 
who will conduct the sessions. 

Highlighting tfie day's events will 
be the keynote address by W. M. Oett- 
meir, president, Forest Farmers 
Association, Fargo, who will speak 
on 'Profitable Harvesting of Timber 

Following will be discussions on 
harvesting of the principal forest 
products. H. J. Malsberger, Forester 
and General Manager, Southern Pulp- 
wood Conservation Association, 
Atlanta, will speak on harvesting 
of pulpwood. W. C. Hammerle, For- 
ester, Southern Pine Association, 
New Orleans, will cover profitable 
methods of cutting saw timber. 
Harley Langdale, Jr., Valdosta tim- 
ber owner and commercial operator, 
will relate the proper methods of 
harvesting poles and piling, and 
George Williams, Forester, Turpen- 
tine and Rosin Factors, Inc., Val- 
dosta, will speak on profitable 
methods of naval stores operations. 

Guyton DeLoach, Di rector, Georgia 
Forestry Commission, will conclude 
the morning's session with a discus- 
sion of the Commission's fire con- 
trol activities. 

The early afternoon's demonstra- 
tions will include methods of cut- 
ting with several types of hand and 
power woods saws, log skidding tech- 
niques, mechanical andhand planting 
of forest seedlings, fundamentals of 
naval stores operations, and methods 
of fire control in south and central 

Concluding the day's program will 
be field work in naval stores under 

the direction of Ed Powers, Inspec- 
tot, Naval Stores Conservation Pro* 
gram, and harvesting operations foi 
sawtimber, poles, piling, pulpwood 
together with methods of tree poi-! 
soning. C. Dorsey Dyer, Extension 
Forester, will di rect the harvesting 
and poisoning demonstrations. 

fyaJte&t&iL Meet 

A Management Conference for per 
sonne 1 of the Georgia Forestry Com 1 
mission was held at Hard Labor Cree 1 
State Park, Rut ledge, Tuesday, Octol 
ber 24 through Friday, October 27 
District Foresters, Assistant Dis 
trict Foresters and District Ranger 
were in attendance. 

Speakers and instructors for th 
meeting included Guyton DeLoach, 
Commission Director, L. C. Hart Jr. 
Assistant Director in charge o| 
Management, H. E. Ruark, Assist ; 
Director in charge of Fire Control 1 
and J. H. Hill, Nursery Assistant 
Guest speakers included C. Dorse 
Dyer, Extension Forester, and Walte! 
Chapman, Assistant Extension Foresi 
ter, Georgia Agricultural Extension 
Service, H. E. Pilmer, Roger Huff 
and H. M. Sears, Foresters of th 
U. S. Forest Service. 

DeLoach opened the meeting by e 

plaining ''How Forest •Management A 

A Service to Landowners Fits in wit 

A Well-Rounded Forestry Program, 

''The State Management Program'* 

' 'How to Better Our Program an 

Render More Service to Landowner 1 

and a discussion on estimating For 

Class in standing timber were con] 

ducted by Hart. 

O. D. Hall explained ' 'Soil Consei 

vationProgram in State Organizatioij 

and How It Can Fit in with Our Work* 

Agricultural Extension in Georg: 

was discussed by Dyer, and Hill ga^ 

a report on seedling supply and d<> 

mand, followed by a planting demon; 

t rat ion on the care and handling <j 


November, 1950 

Pngr Ten 


said, ''and our woodlands provide 
jobs and a good living for more than 
120,000 of our people. To protect 
these jobs, and to insure the welfare 
of these people and all of us in the 
state, it is imperative that each 
man, woman and child do their utmost 
to help cut down the fire loss. Our 
great forest industries are dependent 
upon the growth and production of 
our woodlands. * * ' * I am happy to be 
able to say*', the Governor contin- 
ued, ''that we are now better pre- 
pared to fight forest fires than ever 
oefore in the State's history. 
liXiring the past two years we have 
doubled the number of County Forest 
Protection Units and increased the 
Drotected acreage to an all-time 
ligh of 16,291,577 acres. But I want 
to emphasize the fact that the ulti- 
late sucress of our protection pro- 
ram depends upon the cooperation 
nd aid of all the State's citizens. ' * 

State Forester Guyton DeLoach has 
tressed the importance of ' 'constant 
ttention on the part of all persons 
n preventing fires' '. Paraphrasing 
he well-known adage, DeLoach stated 
'that in forest fire control an 
unce of prevention is worth fully a 
undred pounds of cure: ''As al- 

ys * ' , said DeLoach, ''our fre- 
ighting crews will be on twenty- 
pur hour, round-the-clock duty, 
eady to move in and fight fires 

wherever started in the protected 
counties. I'm glad to echo the 
Governor's words that we have built 
up our fire fighting organization 
and believe we're better prepared 
than ever to tackle the fire season 
that's upon us. However, let me urge 
again our final dependence on public 
cooperation for our greatest success 
in cutting down the tire loss ' ' 

Speaking for the Georgia Forestry 
Association, which represents much 
of the state's forest industry, Hugh 
W. Dobbs, Association president, has 
urged ' ' that everyone cooperate fully 
with the fire suppression personnel 
of the state and of industry to ef- 
fect a great reduction in the fire 
loss from last year's record fig- 
ure". Said Dobbs, "With careless- 
ness and incendiarism still standing 
at the top as the causes of forest 
fires in Georgia, it's apparent that 
the problem is people, not fire. The 
fire will take care of itself, if 
only the people will be careful with 
the fire in and around the woods". 
'It is the sincere hope of the Fores- 
try Association that everybody will 
cooperate to prevent wild forest 
fires and make more timber available 
for harvest and use by industry." 
Lastly, but far from least, Smokey, 
the Fire Preventing Bear, says, 


[rops, fire prevention, controlled 
'urning and a summary of recommend- 
d naval stores practices. 

' 'Markets for Forest Products in 
lentral and North Georgia" is a 
ublication of the Georgia Experi- 
lent Station covering 102 counties 
n Central and North Georgia. 

Woodland owners will find infor- 
mation on the forest products for 
|/hich markets exist, relative 
prices paid, general specifica- 

ions under which forest products 
[ire purchased, and buyers in each 

The Southeastern Forest Experi- 
ment Station, Asheville, N. C. has 

recently published ' 'Management of 
Natural Slash pine Stands in the 
Flatwoods of SouthGeorgia and North 
Florida". This 60-page illustrat- 
ed bookl-et grves information on 
managing slash pine stands to 
harvest not only naval stores, but 
also pulpwood, sawtimber, fuel, 
poles and piling. 

' '1Q49 Pulpwood Production in the 
South", has just been released by 
the U. S. Forest Service. 

Illustrations show the situation 
.in the South in 1949 from the stand- 
point of pulp mills drawing wood 
from the south, pulpwood production 
and pulpwood product ion by county. 




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Georgia Forestry 


Let's Protect 
Our Woodlands 

(From the Coffee County Progress ) 

Yes, if South Georgia has any 
winter in store this year, it's not 
far off, and while planning for win- 
ter, we should also plan protection 
for our woodlands. Many of our fires 
that damage timber and turpentine 
are caused from careless hunters. 

There was a time when we did not 
consider too seriously the fact that 
every acre of land is valuable. Ero- 
sion was not an Uncommon thing, and 
• 'poor" land' * had no potentialities. 

The picture is different now. Go 
where you will in the South, and you 
can see forests of young pines planted 
for the purpose of reaping a rich har- 
vest in the future. Land which is not 
adaptable to the growing of many pro- 
ducts adapts itself ideally to this 
valuable source of income, and in re- 
cent years millions of seedlings have, 
been planted with good results. 

In order to get what we want from 
the planting of pines, caution must 
be used to protect them, and each 
one should take this as a personal 

Many people may not have an 
awareness or the laws of Georgia 
which deal with forest fires. To 
willfully set fire to a plot of 
woodland in this state is a mis- 
demeanor and one not to be lightly 
dealt with. 

Many people who burn trees do not 
mean to be malicious; they are sim- 
ply careless, but the harm is done, 
and some one is answerable for the 
deed . 

Due to a scarcity of rain, wooded 
areas are so dry that a match or a 
lighted cigarette carelessly thrown 
on the ground can cause loss in 
dollars and cents v/hich is tragic. 

Let's protect our woodlands and 
not only help ourselves, but those 
who in the future will reap the 
the benefit of our thought fulness . 

Spells Cash 

(From the Brunswick News) 

The South is destined to be 
timber -growing region of the nati< 
At least that is the opinion of fore 
ry leaders who met in New Orleans 

Figures revealed at the gather 
show Georgia as a leader in pulpw 
oroduction for the second consecut 
year. During 194° the state turned 
an all-time high of 1,790,000 stand 
cords--accounting for ten percent 
the nation's total supply. 

It is interesting that our neight 
Camden County, led all other south* 
counties. In Camden, pine accounted 
73,351 cords, and hardwoods amoun 
to well over 8 t 000 cords. 

The South produced nearly 56 p< 
cent of all pulpwood cut in the nat 
in 1949 with a total of 9,923,100 co 
Southern production declined 12.6 p 
cent below 1948, but in Georgia th 
was an increase over 1948 productioi 
20,000 cords or 1.1 percent. Geor 
was the only state aside from Oklah 
where production increased. 

Seven puipmills are now draw 
pulpwood from Georgia with a total n 
capacity of more than 2,170 tons 

As we have often noted, Georgis 
trees are Georgia's wealth. Pulpw< 
is definitely established as a a 
crop for landowners. Certainly great 
pulpwood means more money in farmei 
pockets, more jobs for pulpwood ci 
ters amd more prosperity for the st* 
a s a who 1 e . 

Georgia Forestry 

Vol. Ill December. 1950 


A monthly bulletin published by thj 
Georgia Forestry Commission, 43 
State Capitol, Atlanta. Entered a 
second-class matter at the Pos 
Office, Atlanta, Ga. , under the ac 
of August 24, 1912. Member, Georgii 
Press Association. 

December, 1950 

Page Two 

$dAockiti04t, Clalc Glitbi £n>ect 

Colorful and vivid reminders of 
he importance of keeping fire from 
ur valuable forest areas last 
onth were brought before citizens 
If each of Georgia's 159 counties. 

The reminders consisted of 318 
{tractive green and wnite metal 
lgns portraying the plea, ' 'Keep 
eorg ia Forests Green' ' . Two signs 
lere erected in each county, with 
Ipecial ceremonies and observance* 
larking placing of the signs. 

The signs were furnished to all 
sponsoring organizations by the Geor- 
;ia Forestry Association as part of 
he Keep Green campaign to promote 
'orest conservation and deve lopment . 

Governor Herman Talmadge took a 
leading part in the Fulton County dedi- 
cation and erection ceremonies. The 
Governor addressed the group on Nov- 
ember 15 and unveiled the sign erected 
on the new Marietta Highway. 

George B. Leonard, Chairman of Ful- 
ton County's "Keep Green" committee, 
welcomed the group. Addresses were 
made by Guy ton DeLoach, Director 
Georgia Forestry Commission, who ex- 
plained ' 'Fulton County's Forestry 
Program." and Hugh W. Dobbs, Presi- 
dent, Georgia Forestry Association, 
who spoke on the "History, Aims. Pur- 

( 'Continued on Page 10) 





w S J t J 7 l ° n Atlanta-Marietta highway November 15. Looking on are others who 

■rticipatedinthe ceremony. Left to right, front row. John A. Sibley, Trust Company 

beorgia, Hugh W. Dobbs, Georgia Power Company, and president, Georgia Forestry 
sociauon. Back row, George Leonard, Fulton County Keep Green Chairman, and Guyton 
Loach, Director, Georgia Forestry Commission. 

Page Three 

Georgia Forestry 

AUcJtom £aldud*t GolLtje Jfal<L Bif 

A record crowd of a {proximately a 
thousand persons gathered November 16 
at Abraham Baldwin College, Tifton, 
for the annual Field Day which covered 
many phases of forestry. Included in 
the group which converged on Tifton 
from throughout Georgia were many of 
the state's foremost forestry lead- 
ers, landowners, pulpwood producers 
and representatives cf the forest 
products industries. 

Built around the theme of "Proper 
Timber Harvesting, the day's program 
included appearances by specialists 
in timber and rulpwood production, 
naval stores, management and reforest- 

All present were treated to a full 
day of forestry talks, demonstrations, 
instructions and a highly satisfying 
barbecue lunch. 

W. H. Oettimer, Fargo, president 
of the Forest Farmers Association, 
the keynote speaker, addressed the 
group on [ 'Profitable Harvesting of 
Timber Lands. ' ' 

Other speakers included Guyton 
DeLoach, Director, Georgia Forestry 
Commission, Henry Malsberger, For- 
ester, S outhe rn Pulpwood Conserva- 
tion Association, Harley Langdale, 
Jr., Valdosta Timber owner and 
commercial operator .George Williams, 

Forester, Turpentine Resin Factors 
Inc., and Bruce McGregor, Forester 
Southern Pine Association. 

A noontime barbecue was serve 
on the campus with the Brunswic 
Pulp and Paper Company; Gair Wood 
lands, Inc., Savannah; Internationa 
Paper Company, Panama City, Fla. 
Macon Kraft Company, and Union Ba 
and Paper Company, Savannah, act in 
as ho n.t s 

Above, proper naval stores practice 
are demonstrated during the Fores tr 
Field Day. Ralph Clements, Southeaster 
Forest Experiment Station, gives thi 

Forestry Commission fire crews plow suppression breaks and bring under control wil 
fire which had burned for several days in unprotected area around demonstration sit 



Heartening progress is being made in safeguarding Georgia's forests and 
the $300 million income they produce annually. Forests are one of the 
State's great natural resources, providing year-round employment for 
many thousands of people in the pulp and paper industries and the many 
other timber enterprises. 

Organized fire protection for our valuable timber land is now provided 
counties while less than two years ago only 42 counties made any 
organized effort to protect them. 

Good forest management, selective cutting and reforestation are being 
practiced on more and more of our timber lands each year. 

More and more, the people of Georgia, its banks, business and news- 
papers are awakening to the importance of our forest resources as a major 
crop and permanent producer of income and employment. Many are now 
lending a hand to help conserve and increase our timber assets. 

This progress is not accidental, but the result of long and untiring 
efforts of many agencies and organizations who for years have promoted 
adequate fire protection and good forestry practices. These include the 
State Department of Forestry and Education, the Georgia Forestry Asso- 
ciation; the U. S. Department of Agriculture and its state and county 
representatives; the pulp and paper industry and other timber industries, 
as well as railroads, banks, civic organizations and newspapers which 
have recognized the economic value of our forests. 

The Trust Company of Georgia, long active in the development of 
Georgia's forests and its many other natural resources, takes pride in the 
progress that has been made in all branches of agriculture throughout 
the Slate. 

Much still remains to be done because our timber lands now produce 
less than half their full potential. More fire protection and the extension 
of good management, selective culling and reforestation can double their 
output, increase, profits and guarantee a perpetual yield. The State 
Forestry Program needs and deserves llie support of all of us. 

Trust Company 
of Georgia 

wist riACHTKii on ici at 

« All Oil WBITK 

your County Ajtrnl or oilier oprirl 
rrprr«rnmlivr. Thry will br glad I 

"llrlp Krtp Crorfin Crtrn." 

The above has appeared recently in ten Georgia newspapers and two 
periodicals, The Southern Banker and Editor' s Forun. The ad was piac- 
zj. by the Trust Company of Georgia as a part of their long-range ag- 
ricultural development program. 

Page Five 

Georgia Forestry 

Qcu* lime, U ZxJuJut *lime 

Puring the fall 
fair sea son just 
ending , District 
Foresters and County 
Forest Rangers have 
been reaching record 
numbers of landown- 
ers through displays 
and demonstrations 
at county, regional 
and statewide fairs 
throughout Georgia. 

District For- 
esters J. C. Tur- 
ner Jr. , Tenth 
District , Oscar 
Battle, Ninth Dis- 
trict, cooperated 
in placing this 
Tree Farms Exhibit 
in the recent fair 
at Athens. 

Below, Ranger M. A. Med ford, at right, accomodates visitors at the Cobb Count 
Protection display at the Marietta fair. 

December, 1950 

Page Six 

P/a*tapeme*tJ Meet AT-FA Meetings 

A two day management refresher 
•urse emphasizing the theme ''Needs 
.d Problems of the Small Woodland 
ner,'' was held at the U. S. Ex- 
riment Station at Lake City, Fla 
rly in November. The annual ses- 
on, planned for the men who come 

actual contact with the South's 
st numerous landowning class 
ings latest technical developments 

farm and extension foresters of 
orgia and Florida. 

Commission representatives 
eluded: District Forester W.H 
Comb and Assistant District For- 
ter Walter N. Stone, First Dis- 
lct; Assistant District Forester 
les S. Koger, Second District- 
strict Forester Olin Witherington 
d Assistant District Forester 
rner F. Barber, Third District- 
trict Forester J. E. Phillips and 
s is t ant District Forester M.W. 
*r, Sixth District, and District 
ester rf. E. Nixon from the Eiehth 

Greater production of gum naval 
stores has been the theme of three 
meetings for gum producers sponsored 
by the American Turpentine Farmers 
Association and held in Georgia's 
gum belt. The first meeting, held at 
Paxley on November 21, featured 
speeches by Congressman Don Wheeler 
of Georgia's Eighth District, Judge 
Harley Langdale, AT-FA president, 
and Ray Shirley, secretary of AT-FA. 

The second producers meeting was 
held at Metter, November 30, and the 
third at McRae, December 7. 

Demonstrations and displays of 
recommended naval stores practices 
were staged at each of the meetings, 
along with showings by equipment 
dealers. Represeri ta*t i ves of the 
Georgia Forestry Commission and 
government agencies also participated 
in the gatherings. 


ES Pictured above is a nem model 120-gallon portable loater tank and puni> mounted 
sLides. The tank and pump, nhen raised on a platform for use around the farm, is 
\&y for loading onto a truck for immediate use on woods fires. 

Page Seven 

Georgia Forestry 

RoHf&l (loUHcLtfl 

Another Georgia citizen has paid 
tribute to the state's Forest Rangers 
and to the services they render. 

James J. Carter, Polk County Ran- 
ger, and his assistants evoked recent 
comment fromC.W. Peek Jr. , president 
of Peek -High tower Lumber and Supply 
Company, who wrote the following 
letter to the editor of the Polk 
County Times: 

"We have an organization in our 
county which I feel deserves more pub- 
licity for a job well done. 

"While at the farm this afternoon 
I decided to burn a brush pile left by 
our tractor in some cleanup work on 
the pasture. The fire had hardly 
gotten to burning good when a Unit of 
the Polk County Division of the State 
Forestry Commission was on the job and 
reported by their two-way radio that 
the fire was under control. 

"The promptness in checking this 
fire certainly made a good impression 
on me, and I immediately realized that 
the county is very fortunate in having 
such an active Forest Protection Unit. 
They need the cooperation of all farm- 
ers and citizens of the county. 

"The next time I burn brush on the 
farm, I will be sure to call them and 
advise them before starting the fire. 
They are also equipped to assist the 
farmers in "burning off" operations, 
and the farmers should cooperate by 
taking advantage of their assistance. 
I shall do so next time" . 

With Long County's second annual 
fire break construction program well 
under way, County Ranger W.H. Parker 
predicts his Unit will exceed last 
winter's record in which more than 500 
miles of fire breaks were plowed. 

Baldwin County Forest Ranger 
fherman M. Strickland has announced 
)lans for organizing units of volun- 
teer forest fire fighters in his area. 
One unit is to be organized in each of 
tour sections of the county, and those 
who join will be taught to use the fire 
fighting equipment provided by the 
Forest Protection Unit. 

The women of Calhoun county recen 
were given special praise by Coin 
Ranger Jack E. Sykes, while the m< 
folks took a gentle chiding. 

Writing his weekly article in 
Calhoun Tri -County Journal, he 
ported fighting a forest fire wh 
burned 29 acres and was endanger: 
1, 000 acres more. 

"This tire," he said, "was 
ported by one of our lady citizens 
wish that more women would do the s 
in reporting any smoke they see. 
must admit, men, that many lady fo 
take more interest than we do. Why r 
leave word wi th your wife, or childr 
to look at your woods during the i 
and to report that smoke to us? " 

In Macon County, Forest Ran 
Robert Bell warned farmers that f 
plowing in dry grass is one of the m 
hazards of farming and timber growi 
Declaring that many blazes start w 
small fires built in the field 
workers and ignited purposely to m 
plowing easy, he said, " It is am 
taken idea that land burned over w 
have a good supply of potash for 
f ollowingcrop. 

"These fires," he said, " 
often enter the adjoining woods wh 
the tractor driver is on the far s 
of the field. Fires of this type 
burn many acres during the fall due 
extremely dry underbrush and pare 
grass. Small seedlings that come 
during the past year have absolut 
no chance of survival. " 

A group of 200 DeKalb County 
Scouts recently witnessed a fi 
fighting demonstration by Forest R 
ger Kermit B. Felker, and the Sec 
soon had a chance to go out and put 
actual use what they had learned, 
fore the day was over they helped fj 
a grass fire that was tnreatening 
woods. The Scouts, who were spenc 
the weekend at the DeKalb Youth Ca 
saw Ranger Felker demonstrate t 
pumps, fire rakes, flaps, and the i 
driven pumps on his truck. His den 
stration was given as a part of 
Scouts' study of Conservation. 

December, 1950 

Page Eight 

951 Naval Stores Conservation 
Program Announced 

The 1951 Naval Stores Conserva- 
ion Program as announced by the U. 
. Department of Agriculture, incor- 
»orates some changes in rates and 
he addition of four naval stores 
ractices. Inaugurated in 1936 to 
encourage farmers to follow conser- 
ation practices in the pine forest 
reas of the Southeast, the program 
s open to participation by any tur- 
entine farmer having working faces 
hich were installed during or after 
947. Participation is voluntary 
nd cooperators in the 1950 Program 
orked about 85 percent of all faces 
n the turpentine area of the South. 

Practices under which a naval 
tores producer may qualify in the 
951 Program together with payments 
re briefly, as follows: 

1. Payment of 2$ per face for 
each properly installed first 
year face on trees not less than 
9 inches in diameter. 

2. Payment of l At for continued 
proper working of each 2nd, 3rd, 
4th and 5th year face on trees 
not less than 9 inches diameter. 

3. Payment of 3Mt for each pro- 
perly installed first year face 
on trees not less than 10 inches 

4. Payment of 2<tfor continued 
working of each 2nd year face 
installed under the 10 inch dia- 
meter 1950 cupping practice. 

5. Payment of 4M<£ for each pro- 
perly installed first year face 
on trees not less than 11 inches 
in d i ame t e r . 

6. Payment of 2 1 /.<t for continued 
Proper working of each 2nd and 
3rd year face qualified under 11 
inch diameter cupping in 1940 
or 1950 . 

(Continued on Page 10) 

I I I I 

t gathered at Toccoa in November for their periodical meeting, and the enterpris- 
Ranger took full advantage of the opportunity to rush construction on his head- 
'ters building. The rangers are shown in action. 

Page Nine 

Georgia Forestry 

Qe&ifia tf-oneAtty Q^aduxdei In 5be*tu*nd 

Every graduate of the University 
of Georgia School of Forestry has 
been placed, and jobs have been se- 
cured for students who will be grad- 
uated in June, 1051. 

The school's dean, D. J. Weddell, 
released this information and de- 
clared that in recent w^eks he has 

received requests for forestry 
school graduates from areas as far, 
distant; as Arkartsas, Texas, Vir 
ginia, and Mississippi. 

''There still is a waiting list; 
of jobs,'' the Dean said, ''and the 
field for trained foresters is con- 
tinuing to expand. ' ' 


By Ed Nofziger 

Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture 

'That farmer looks intelligent — yet, because of overcutting 
and woodland grazing, his timberland is understocked." 

December, 1950 

Page Ten 


(Continued from Page 2) 

>oses of the 'Keep Georgia Green' Pro- 
ram. ' John A. Sibley, Chairman of the 
oard, Trust Company of Georgia, ex- 
lained the ''Banker's Interest in 
orestry. ' ' 

Among the groups wnich partici- 
pated in the statewide exercises 
were civic clubs, chambers of com- 
merce, and other service, fraternal, 

onservation organizations in the 
state. A project of the Georgia 
forestry Association, the plan was 
nade possible through cooperation of 
jovernor Herman Talmadge; R. H. 
White, Jr., president of the South- 
ern Wood Preserving Company; Guy ton 
DeLoach, Director, Georgia Forestry 
Commission; r 1 eld • personnel or tne 

ommission, the chambers of com- 
nerce, and the Kiwanis, Rotary, 
Optimist, Lions, Civitan, and Ex- 
change clubs of the state. 

Expressing the appreciation ot 
the association for the aid given 
by the groups in the sign program, 
Hugh W.' Dobbs, Association president 
declared, ''Each sign will serve as 
a constant reminder to our citizens 
and to Georgia's tourists that we 
must constantly be on guard to pre- 
vent and to suppress forest fires. 

* 'Both the Association and the 
ieorgia Forestry Commission have as 
>ne of^ their aims the making of for- 
st fire prevention a byword on 
ieorgia hignways,. In so doing, we 
lope to protect and further the 
arge contribution of our forests to 
he eco n o m ic betterment of Georgia, 


This is the forest fire evil; 

The murmuring firs and the cedars 
Stand, like a skeleton forest, 

Stripped of their beauteous raiment 

Gone is the joy of the forest, 
Gone is the pleasure it gave us; 

Mute, reproachful and silent 

It stand in its black desolation. 

You who enjoy the wild beauty 

Of forested mountain and valley, 

Leave it, as green as you find it; 
Leave no smoulder spark, to destroy 

-^y George E. Griffith. 

Smokey Says, 

. . . and hope you'll help us pre- 
vent woods fires! 


(Continued from Page 8) 

7. Payment of 5t for new ijaces 
installed on only previously 

worked trees. 

8. Payment of 2 l A$ for proper 
working of each face installed 
under the restricted cupping 
practice in 1950. 

9. Payment of 7$ for each pro- 
perly installed first year face 
on tiees selectively marked to 
meet specific requirements of 
this practice. 

10. Payment of 3<£ for continued 
working of 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th 
year faces originally installed 
under the selective cupping 

11. Payments of St and 3> x A<t , res- 
pectively, for selective recup- 
ping and continuation of selec- 
tive recupping. 

12. Payment of St and 11^ for 
each face accepted for pilot 
plant tests for controlled ex- 
periments in new methods and 
equipment for gum production. 

13. Participants must follow ap- 
proved practices relative to 

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